What steps are taken to make the home page of the site the front page without having to create new

When WP is installed on a domain it automatically makes the blog roll the front page. This can be changed in the settings to a different page.

There is a sample page that is created as the page associated with the url. How do you make the front page a home page without having to create an additional page so that the url remains the same as opposed to


I do not want the home page to be edited in this way.