1.    Kindly login to the Cpanel with with the URL as http://domainname.com/cpanel 


       or http://domain_name:2083 (with SSL) or http://domain_name:2082  (NON SSL).



2.    Click on "File Manager" under the "Files" category to proceed.





3.    Click on "Settings" from the top right corner of the page. Select the Document Root 


       and make sure Show Hidden files(dotfiles) is selected. Remember to click save.




 

4.    Right click on ".htaccess" file and then click on "Edit" to proceed.





5.    A pop up page will be shown, then click on the "Edit" button to proceed.





6.    Typically, the default page of a domain is refer to index.* file . As an example, 


       the default page when browse to http://abc.com will be refer to http://abc.com/index.htm usually. 


       Actually the default page can be set to other than index.* by using DirectoryIndex directive in .htaccess file.


      If you want to change your own DirectoryIndex to either add a different filename, shorten the list, 


      or change the order of the list, just create a file named .htaccess in the directory where you want 


      this behavior to occur. Inside the .htaccess file, put a single line beginning with DirectoryIndex 


      followed by the list of filenames that you want Apache to serve first when a directory has been 


      requested, like so:





7.    Remember to click "Save".



NOTE:    By default, DirectoryIndex directive is set to: DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm default.htm 


               index.php index.php3 index.phtml index.php5 index.shtml mwindex.phtml. The above directive 


               must be all on a single line in the .htaccess file. Apache will look for each of the above files, in order, 

               and serve the first one it finds when a visitor requests just a directory. If the webserver finds no files in 


               the current directory that match names in the DirectoryIndex directive, then a directory listing will be 


               displayed to the browser, showing all files in the current directory or show as page as forbidden where


               directory listing was disabled. The script is case sensitive, example DirectoryIndex directive. 


               "INDEX.HTML" is not the same as "index.html"