For your conveinience, and to hopefully lay this thread to rest:
How do I auto-connect to a specific daemon?
Stop the Web UI before modifying the web.conf file.
Edit web.conf in config, find "default_daemon" and set its value to the daemon id in hostlist.conf
e.g. To connect to localhost you would open hostlist.conf as see a snippet such as:
Use the first entry from hostlist, which is the id and add it to web.conf:
Restart the Web UI.
Edit: Also, v1.3.14 isn't the latest version - v1.3.15 is, though unrelated to this issue I believe.