This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel
Now let’s learn how to use the Index Manager
The Index Manager enables you to control how directories on your website are displayed.
If there is no index.html file in a given directory, the contents of that directory will be displayed in a browser. This is typically undesireable, and can cause security issues.
With Index Manager, you can set your account up to not allow your directory contents to be shown.
There are 4 settings to choose from:
Default System Setting – allows the directory contents to be shown
No Indexing – does not allow directory contents to be shown
Standard Indexing (filename only) – Prevents browsers from viewing the contents of directories that do not contain image files
Fancying Indexing – Prevents browsers from viewing the contents of directories that do contain image files
That’s it! The Index settings have been updated, and visitors can no longer view the contents of the clients directory
That’s all there is to it!
This is the end of the tutorial. You now know how to setup index directory protection with any of your directories.