Very Noob Question: index.html

Rename or remove that file and add a default route.

Look in your routes.rb file. You'll see something like this...

   # You can have the root of your site routed by hooking up ''
   # -- just remember to delete public/index.html.
   # map.connect '', :controller => "index"

Uncomment that and generate an index controller or whatever name you
like.