Displaying a front page.

i am used to having a file called index.html as the "front door to my webpage. My account has here has index2.html and index.php but no index.html.

Can I use index.html on this site for my opening front page and what directory should it be in.?

Is there a file that I can edit to serve as the opening front page.

Just delete the index.php and index2.html and upload your own index.html. The default order the web server will look for index files is index.php first, then index.html, then index2.html. The server will check the folder for files in that order and will display the first matching file.

Website files must always be in the htdocs folder.