Can my index page say /home.php instead of /index.php?

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As the title says really - in the analytics of my site, the page "/" is accessed initially by my site visitors. So can I call it /home.php somehow? It's called /index.php at the mo and I'd like to change that really. Any ideas?

The site is
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Hi Lazyeye,

Unfortunately this is not possible. In order for a browser to access your site you need a page with the file name "index". The index page is the first page your visitors will land on as it is the default home page.

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Hi, but you know what is odd? There is this one website that uses home.html instead of index.html I totally understand about index.html but I don't see how they made it home.html and it was their homepage whenever you went to the page. Here is the website: And, when I try to go to index, it says 404 not found. I don't know how they get /home instead of /index. It's odd!
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Nathan, what makes you think the site you mentioned is a Yola site? I don't think it is.
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Hey Nathan - that's not a site made using Yola...
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I would like to know how to have my blog show the name I want in Google Reader and Bloglines and not "index". Any suggestions?
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Hi Meg - I've answered your post on this link: