In apache, find the httpd.conf, and find this line:
Add index.shtml to the end of that line.
Exactly, and if I remember correctly apache check them in the order they are written as well. So if you use for example both index.shtlm and index.html you can decide which one to look for first. Not that I can think of a situation when you do, but there must be, since the option to is there. Or maybe not. :confused: