The files in directories can be easily viewed by the bad guys if the directory does not have an index.html file. This function helps you to solve that problem. With Index Manager, you can set your account up to not allow your directory contents to be shown.
This demo assumes you’ve already logged in to cPanel, and are starting on the home screen.
Now let’s learn how to use the Index Manager.
Click the “Indexes” icon.
The Index Manager enables you to control how directories on your website are displayed.
Let’s setup Index Manager for the clients directory.
There are four settings to choose from. The “Default System Setting” allows the directory contents to be shown.
“No Indexing” does not allow directory contents to be shown.
“Standard Indexing” prevents browsers from viewing contents of directories that do not contain image files.
… and “Fancy Indexing” prevents browsers from viewing contents of directories that do contain image files.
Since we do not want the contents of this directory shown, we’ll choose the “No Indexing” option.
That’s it! The index settings have been updated, and visitors can no longer view the contents of the clients directory.
It’s just as easy to switch back to the default setting.