The problem I'm having is with visual web development you do not get a index.htm page and my hosting server needs that for it's first page. I've tried using Home.aspx and default.aspx and nothing seems to work. the vendor tells me it needs and index.htm that's it. what do I try next .
If they are only supporting index.htm, they might not be supporting asp.net pages. Normally, you can set through cpanel or whatever you have, a startup page or set the order on default.aspx, index.htc, etc..
But if they do, then create an index.htm page to redirect to your home.aspx page.