Why does visiting my website show a 404 error?

When you upload a file, e.g. with the name “gubbins.html”, to view it, you need to visit “http://www.example.com/gubbins.html” (changing www.example.com to match your domain name).

There is one set of special exceptions to this. If you don’t supply a file name when you visit, then any page named “index.html” or “index.htm” will be shown. So, if you are wanting to have a page show when you visit http://www.example.com, then you need to upload a page with one of these two names.

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