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Indexing in html

How can i go to my website and index a page like this
http://magaxp1.msfc.nasa.gov/solardata/
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JohnK813Commented:
Are you running your website off your own web server?

If so, in the directory where you place all your html files (or in a new subdirectory), don't include a file named index.html.  http://magaxp1.msfc.nasa.gov/solardata/ is a directory on a NASA computer - something like c:\webstuff\solardata.  When a web browser requests a directory like http://magaxp1.msfc.nasa.gov/solardata/, the web server first checks for a file named index.html in that directory.  If index.html exists, the server returns that to the browser.  Otherwise, the server returns the listing of the contents of that directory.
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neorionAuthor Commented:
i go to my website hosting www.caffiene-junkie.org/images which i would like to index and it says page not found i try for www.caffiene-junkie.org/images and it says page not found. Hmmm
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JohnK813Commented:
Do you have your website hosted for you, then?  The company that hosts your site probably doesn't have things set up to do directory listings like I described.  You probably have 2 options:

1. Talk to the company that hosts your site about directory listings.
2. Write a quick CGI/Perl script (assuming your host allows those) that does this

(THIS IS PSUEDOCODE!)
for each [file] in [this directory] {
  print <a href="[file]">[file]</a>
}

That is psuedocode, so it won't work like that.  I haven't used Perl in a while, so I'd have to check up on my syntax.  But hopefully you get the idea.  If not, don't be afraid to ask.
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