This may be the wrong forum, but I am using a VPS from futurehosting.biz (which I LOVE, by the way). I loaded a CMS (Joomla) which uses an index.php, but I want my index.html to display before the php does. The goal is to remove the html page when the site goes live. I know how todo this on IIS, but have no clue on apache. Any pointers? thanks!
I would be suprised if index.html files aren't served by default before index.php files already. In your httpd conf file look for the DirectoryIndex -- that controls the what, and in what order, apache will serve files for an index file server wide.
If your DirectoryIndex looks like mine (below) then you could just place the index.html file in the directory and be good to go.