When a visitor accesses a directory (rather than a page) on your web site, the browser typically displays the directory's 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's 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.