This is how you can put your Home Page in place of the Index. It acts as a safety also against unauthorized visitors.
1.Make a custom page titled index.html.
2.Make a copy of your home page.
3.Rename the copy as index.html.
4.Robot will ask if you wish to overide?
You may have to reload but it will come up.This method will provide you with 2 URL like this:
http://members.tripod.com/~user name http://members.tripod.com/~user name/index.html