Load index.php instead of index.html

In a properly configured webserver, index.php is loaded instead of the default index.html. If index.php is not loaded by default, check for the following in your .htaccess file:

DirectoryIndex index.php

Once you add this, reload apache2:

service apache2 restart

index.php should now be loaded instead of index.html. If it still does not get loaded, check that .htaccess has been properly setup.