How to use the Index Manager in cPanel
Posted by , Last modified by Aaron Eaton on 08 April 2016 10:22 AM
This article describes how to use cPanel's Index Manager to define how your web site handles directory listings.
Index Manager options
The Index Manager in cPanel enables you to specify how directories on your web site are displayed. By default, if an index file is not in a directory, the directory's contents are listed in the user's browser. This is usually not recommended and is a potential security issue.
You can use the Index Manager to set one of four options for any directory:
Default System Setting: This option uses the default system setting for your web site. This option is set for all directories by default (unless an .htaccess file exists in a parent directory).
No Indexing: This option specifies that if an index file is not present, a directory listing is not displayed./p>
Standard Indexing (filename only): This option specifies that if an index file is not present, a directory listing is displayed as text.
Fancy Indexing (filename and description): This option specifies that if an index file is not present, a directory listing is displayed as text with icons.
NOTE: If any type of index file (for example, index.php, index.htm, or index.html) exists in a directory, the user sees the index file regardless of which indexing option is set for the directory.