6.3. root :to => 'welcome#index'

In the default config/routes.rb file you will find the following comment quite a long way down:
# You can have the root of your site routed with "root"
# root 'welcome#index' 
If you comment out the last line there, you can define your with it. Let's put it on home#index:
Shop::Application.routes.draw do
  get "home/index"

  get "home/ping"

  get "home/pong"

  root 'home#index'
Our new routes:
$ rake routes
    Prefix Verb URI Pattern           Controller#Action
home_index GET /home/index(.:format) home#index
 home_ping GET /home/ping(.:format)  home#ping
 home_pong GET /home/pong(.:format)  home#pong
      root GET /                     home#index
If we go to the root URL we now see home#index.
The route "/" takes us to home#index

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