I have a website with latest Joomla 1.6.3 installed in the root folder of a Windows 2008 (IIS7) server.
The default document set for the website is index.php
But when I type http://www.mywebsite.com, I get an error message
Server Error404 - File or directory not found.
The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable
and the website opens only when I type http://www.mywebsite.com/index.php
I tried to solve this problem by using HTTP Redirect which worked, but it causes an important Joomla component to malfunction, so I deleted the HTTP Redirection setup.
Is there anything that I can do in order to get the website to open the website without adding /index.php?
In Windows server there is no .htaccess file (only in Linux > Apache server)
Thanks for any reply that can help.
I think, you had installed Joomla in "Your website folder" and therefore it does not open when you open it with your domain name. Installed Joomla in home directory folder, if "your website" is prime domain name.
Thanks for your reply.
Problem solved. It turned out that in IIS 7, the default documents (Index.htm, Index.html, Default.asp, Index.php, etc.) all start with capital letter for some odd reason, and when I changed the default document to index.php, the website resolved immediately.
Is this platform more easy to use than wordpress?!
It all depends on what you need it for.
Wordpress is supposed to be good for blogging and Joomla for CMS.
Both are equally easy to use.
But if you choose Wordpress, DON'T use the free hosting type.
Too many annoying adverts and fewer template selection.
Use the downloaded type from www.wordpress.org
I am facing the similar problem I am using IIS hosting the default page donot open however when i changed my joomla index.php to Index.php it worked but then other pages i mean different articles pages which have the index.php in link dont open .
How can I change index.php on IIS settings ?I am using Parrellels Plesk CPanel.
I am not sure it can be done through P.P.C.(although I would imagine you can), but I know it shouldn't be anything your host can't fix. You should try to contact their help desk first. Worst case scenario, you could use a web.config document in your root directory to change the index page. This link might help: