I'm not sure exactly what is going on with this so I'm going to lay it all out. The default server directory index is: /usr/local/apache/conf/httpd.conf Code: DirectoryIndex index.html.var index.htm index.html index.shtml index.xhtml index.wml index.perl index.pl index.plx index.ppl index.cgi index.jsp index.js index.jp index.php4 index.php3 index.php index.phtml default.htm default.html home.htm index.php5 Default.html Default.htm home.html This would mean that it would load index.htm before index.html and either of these before PHP. The user put in their public_html (cPanel server) this DirectoryIndex: /home/user/public_html/.htaccess Code: DirectoryIndex index.php index.htm index.html In a sub-directory of the public_html folder for some reason the server is loading index.html instead of index.htm (when both exist) and in the .htaccess with the same folder is: /home/user/public_html/subdirectory/.htaccess Code: DirectoryIndex index.htm index.html index.php All of these DirectoryIndex directives would say to load the index.htm before index.html but it's simply not doing so. I did check for mod_rewrite rules and any other sorts of redirects that would cause this odd behavior to no avail. Essentially instead of loading /home/user/public_html/subdirectory/index.htm it's loading /home/user/public_html/subdirectory/index.html Code: root@server [/home/user/public_html/subdirectory]# ls -lh | grep index -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 2.5K Sep 27 22:29 index.htm -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 8.8K Nov 24 01:40 index.html -rw-r--r-- 1 user user 738 Feb 7 2010 index.php All of these DirectoryIndex directives would say to load the index.htm before index.html but it's simply not doing so. I did check for mod_rewrite rules and any other sorts of redirects that would cause this odd behavior to no avail. This next part leads me to believe it's a mod_rewrite, but there are no mod_rewrite rules (and I even moved the .htaccess to .htaccess.bak for every one in the account to make sure) and it still does this... Now it looks to me like it's ignoring the DirectoryIndex directive and loading the index.php (which is then redirecting to the index.html) but again, it should be loading the index.htm and not touching index.php. Code: root@server [/home/user/public_html/subdirectory]# curl -I http://thesite.com/subdirectory/ HTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 21:37:41 GMT Server: LiteSpeed Connection: close X-Powered-By: PHP/5.2.14 Location: index.html Content-Type: text/html Vary: User-Agent This is on LSWS 4.0.17, and I did even rebuild the httpd.conf and do a hard restart on lsws (service lsws stop && service lsws start). I'm really quite stumped. Edit: Not sure how I did a double-thread... This is the one I want to keep "alive"