What types of files do I upload?

I really don't know what I'm doing.

But I have by luck managed to upload my front page to the public_html file. I can now access it from the web but as its a MS Word doc it only allows me to download it.

How do I get this file to just act like a front page? And what file type does it have to be?

Any help would be great.


Word files cannot serve as a web page. The formatted contents that a browser displays needs to be in a HTML file. However, I believe Word is able to export / save as HTML / "web page". But don't expect that to work all to well (e.g. some formatting may be lost). The best thing to do is to directly create HTML files with some HTML editor.