dedicated server - cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi redirect when accessing via server IP

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Published on 2010-09-06T09:31:48Z Indexed on 2011/01/14 9:55 UTC
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Hi

This isn't so much of a problem, but would like to know why this happens.

we have a dedicated server running WHM. If I access the server via its IP address directly I am automatically redirected to

http://xx.xxx.xx.xxx/cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi

I know how to edit this page (this isnt the problem)

I'm just curious why I get redirected to this .cgi page, rather than simply remain @

xx.xxx.xx.xxx/ and view my default "landing page", if you like.

What setting could I change so that if anyone visits my server IP, they do not get redirected to xx.xxx.xx.xxx/cgi-sys/defaultwebpage.cgi

For instance if you visit 173.194.37.104 (google), you view the google home page, but URL remains the same.

Hope this makes sense.

thanks

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