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How to setup / enable Directory index listing?

When a web browser is pointed to a directory on your website which does not have an index.html file in it, the files in that directory can be listed on a web page.

Directory Lister is a simple PHP script that lists the contents of any web-accessible directory and allows navigating therewithin. Simply upload Directory Lister to any directory and get immediate access to all files and sub-directories under that directory. Directory Lister is written in PHP and distributed under the MIT License.

http://www.directorylister.com

Directory Lister requires PHP 5.3+ to work properly. For more information on PHP, please visit http://www.php.net.

steps to set up directory listing:

  1. Open “public_html” and Upload “index.php” and “resources” folder.
  2. Now go to “resources” directory and rename “default.config.php” to “config.php”.
  3. Also, upload additional files to the same directory as index.php.
  4. All Done!!!

Enable / Disable directory index listing.

enable:

To have the web server produce a list of files for directories, use the below line in your .htaccess  (can be found in FTP -> public_html folder):

Options +Indexes

disable:

To have an error (403 – Forbidden) returned instead, use this line:

Options -Indexes

When enabled you can visit your website to see Directory listing.

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