upload html page as default welcome page to a site

can I upload a custom html page to a page library and then use that as my default page for a particular site? in a cms publishing site?

my marketing team wants a custom landing page that submits a form.
sullisnyc44Asked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

AnuroopsunddCommented:
normally all site default page is named as index.html . you can rename your page as index.html and upload it.
sullisnyc44Author Commented:
nothing else special needs to be done to it?
AnuroopsunddCommented:
as such nothing special. you can check what is the default page as of now..
just rename that and put your page with the same name and check.
Protecting & Securing Your Critical Data

Considering 93 percent of companies file for bankruptcy within 12 months of a disaster that blocked access to their data for 10 days or more, planning for the worst is just smart business. Learn how Acronis Backup integrates security at every stage

Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
That would be true of Apache but Sharepoint is a Microsoft web server and file server and whatever else.  As such, @sullisnyc44 will probably need to consult the Sharepoint documentation to see what is required.
AnuroopsunddCommented:
right... that's why i asked to rename the existing page and upload his html file to check and verify...
TehzarCommented:
Hi sullisnyc44,

Assuming this is a SharePoint 2010 environment, you'll need to open SharePoint Designer and connect to your root site.  Once in Designer, click all files.  Copy and paste your new page into all files.  Right click your site and choose 'Set as Homepage'.

hth,

ZaR
sullisnyc44Author Commented:
it's 2007. I uploaded the html page to sharepoint and set it as default. I just wanted to know if I had to Sharepointify it in any way.
TehzarCommented:
Well, have you linked your css and masterpage to your html page?  If not, how are users going to navigate to the subsites or other site collections?
sullisnyc44Author Commented:
I don't care about that - it's just a landing page.
TehzarCommented:
Then you should be good to go.   Let me know if you have any other questions,

ZaR

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
AnuroopsunddCommented:
Good.. then you are all set..
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft SharePoint

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.