How To Use The Index Manager In cPanel

When a visitor accesses a directory (rather than a page) on your web site, the browser typically displays the directory index page. If no index page exists, the browser displays a list of the files in that directory. Use the Indexes interface to define how the server displays a specific directory index to a visitor, or to disable index display for a directory.

Manage a directory’s index

To configure your directory settings

In the Directory Selection window, select one of the following locations in which to begin navigation:

  • Web Root — Begin navigation in the document root for the account’s primary domain.
  • Document Root for — Select the domain that corresponds to the document root in which you wish to begin navigation.

Navigate to the desired folder with the following:

  • To navigate into a folder, click the folder icon.
  • To navigate up one level of the directory tree, click Up One Level at the top of the list of directory contents.
  • To select a directory, click that directory’s name.

Select one of the following options:

  • Default System Setting — cPanel uses the default that your hosting provider defines.
  • No Indexing — The server does not list the contents of the directory. Browsers display a message that states that the contents are forbidden.
  • Standard Indexing — The server lists the directory’s contents as filenames only.
  • Fancy Indexing — The server lists file names and additional information, such as file size and time last modified.

Click Save.

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