cPanel's installation by default installs and enable
mod_autoindex. This causes
Apache to display the list of files and folders of a directory whenever
DirectoryIndex files such as
index.php are not present.
You can typically edit
Apache HTTP server configuration file to disable directory listing, but it's not accessible from a
You can disable directory browsing in
cPanel from the
Steps to disable directory listing in cPanel:
Click on the folder icon to browse the directory and click on the folder name to select the particular directory.
public_html is the root of the web folder and selcting it will apply the setting to all the subsequent subfolders. Some hosting also has
www which is just a softlink to
public_html so effectively they're both the same directory
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