To change the default request page, edit your local.ini file adding a section like: To setup an instance-wide Admin account, edit your local.ini file addding a section like:

[httpd_global_handlers]
/ = {couch_httpd, send_redirect, "/blogdb/_design/sofa/_list/index/recent-posts?descending=true&limit=5"}

When you goto http://127.0.0.1:5984/ instead of the usual version information, it will redirect to the page you specified.