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Create a Temporary One Page Site

Also known as a landing page or an under-construction page, a one-page site is a perfect solution for a temporary place holder. The site tells visitors that your real site is coming soon and lists any vital information. Typically, you will include contact and order information useful for offline contact (i.e., phone number, mailing address, email).

How to Create a Temporary Page

The easiest option is to use the File Manager found in your control panel. While these instructions are for Shared and Reseller accounts, similar steps can be used with any hosting plan.

You may find some links below that will redirect you to your cPanel and its features provided that the following conditions are met:
  • You are logged into your Customer Portal. You can also log in after clicking the link.
  • The hosting package you are attempting to access is either a Shared or Cloud.
  1. Log in to cPanel. 
  2. Click on the File Manager icon. 

    File Manager Icon

  3. On the left pane of the File Manager, click on the public_html folder.

    public_html folder

  4. Go to the top menu on the page and click the + File icon.

    New file icomn

  5. For the new file name, type "index.html" (without the quotation marks) 

    Create index.html file

  6. Click the Create New File button.
  7. Look for the new file you created in the main list.
  8. Right-click the icon for index.html and choose the HTML Edit option from the drop-down.

    HTML Editor
     

  9. Another popup box will appear showing the URL for the temporary site. 

    URL for the temporary page

The page that appears will allow you to have a WYSIWYG editor, making web design seem simple.

To remove the page, delete the file that was created in the previous steps. The file can also be replaced with a new version with the same file name instead.


How to Add Images to the Temporary Page
Tip: To insert images onto your page, you must upload them to the public_html directory first.

To add images to your WYSIWYG page:

  1. Log in to cPanel. 
  2. Click on the File Manager icon.

    File Manager Icon

  3. On the left pane of the File Manager, click on the public_html folder.

    public_html folder

  4. Go to the top menu on the page and click the Upload icon.

    upload icon

  5. On the new window, click the Browse button to locate the images on the local machine.
  6. Double-click the image when found, and wait for the blue bar to reach 100% Complete.
  7. Click the Back to /home/your-user-name/public_html link. The image file will now appear along with your index.html file.
  8. Go back to the HTML Edit tool.
  9. Click the Image icon. 

    Image icon

  10. A popup box will appear with options for managing the image you wish to include. Please click Browse Server to select an image stored on the server:

    Browse Server

  11. A new window will popup. Use the navigation menus to browse to the location where the image you wish to use is saved, then double click the image file.

    File Manger - Upload Image

  12. You will be returned to the original popup box. From here, you may select options such as to change the dimensions of the image. When you are done choosing additional options for your image, please click OK.
     

    add image

  13. Go to the top left of the editor and click the Save icon.
  14. Preview your site by using the URL selected for the temporary web page. Make changes as needed.
Note: This does require your domain to have the HostGator name servers we provided in a New Account email. After you change your name servers, it can take up to 48 hours to see your new site.