Did you create your own index.html file? If not, I would suggest doing so.
The one on the server could still be the default one, hence why you cant see your pages and you see the default mjessage. Ideally your index.html should be the main page, so it maybe just a case of renaming one of the files you have already created.
Or put this in a text file and rename it to index.html and upload to the server. If you can see the below, then its the index.html that needs replacing.
<html> <head> <title>Can you see me</title> </head> <body> <h1>Welcome to your website astleham</h1> <p>If you can see this, then your issue is to do with your index.html file. </p> <p>Your main page should be called index.html and upload that to the server, overwriting the one that is there.</p> </body> </html>
I've also just realised what you are trying to do. Please forgive me as I dont want to come across the wrong way, but what you are doing with your pictures is not the best and most presentable method. As your on VirginMedia webspace you have a little more power to use php (even though its an old version on virgin).
So that means you can be a little more fancy than basic html pages.
Have a look at this quick demo I just put on my webspace, so you can see an easier way of doing it.-> My Site
Dont worry, I'm not a stalker, just a friendly person trying to help!
If you like it then:
Try this - <Click for the zip file. Just upload it all to your root of your server (in htdocs), rename your index.html to index.old
Then right click the files you uploaded and change the CHMOD to 555 for them all (this poeple can only read the files ie view the pictures). If you then goto into the photos folder, you can see folders I've created Cras, games etc. In each folder are the images are detected automatically, so if you want to add an image, just upload it into a folder with photos. Also within each folder like 'Games', if you place an image file called folder.jpg, that immediately becomes a thumnail for the folder (resolution 120x120). Also have a look at the captions.txt file in some of these photo folders, that where the titles for each image is taken from.
Have a look, you'll get the idea.
Let me know if you have any issues. I'll reset my site in 3 days time, to give you time to have a look.