What is Indexes in cPanel? – Directory index
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A website may have a lot of directories but in some cases these directories are not arranged in a proper way. cPanel helps you to mention how directories on your website should be displayed. By default in cPanel, if there is no index file in a directory, the directory’s contents will be listed in the user’s browser. It’s highly not recommended as it’s a potential security threat.
Steps to enable index files in the cPanel directory
STEP 1: Login
Login to your cPanel account.
STEP 2: Indexes
Under the ‘Advanced’ section in cPanel, click on ‘Indexes’.
STEP 3: List of Directories
A list of directories of your site will be displayed. Click on a specific directory in which you wanted to manage indexes. You can also navigate one directory to another just by clicking on the directory name.
STEP 4: Types of Indexing
After selecting a particular directory, a list of options will be displayed. They are
- Default System Indexing – This option is used to enable the default setting which was provided by the hosting service provider
- No Indexing – It enables you to disable the index of the directory. If there are no index files (index.php or index.html), the directory will not be displayed
- Standard Indexing – If it’s enable the directory and the name of the directory can be seen by the user when the index file is not present.
- Fancy Indexing – It is similar to Standard Indexing. The user can be able to see the name and description of files of the index less directory.
STEP 5: Save Changes
Click on ‘Save’ to save the changes made to the directory.
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