The index page is the first page of your site that can be reached by your visitors. If for any reason your specific index file becomes corrupted or is missing for any reason, the control panel you are using to host your website has the ability to control what is displayed on the world wide web. The server has three options that you can choose from within the “Web Options” tab of your hosting control panel. The three options are Enabled, Disabled, and Fancy.
When the server is pointed at a specific directory it will typically look for a file called “index.html”. When the server finds the file “index.html” it will send the page to be loaded by the browser trying to access your website.
When disable it selected it forces the server to refuse to list the files and folders within your domain name if the server is unable to find an index file within the directory.
If Fancy is selected and the server is unable to find an index file it will preform “fancy indexing” and return to the browser the following information:
If you are not sure on which aspect best serves your website we recommend leaving this option disabled and instead make sure to keep an up to date index file within your domains home directory.
Changing your Indexes
If you wish to change to Enable indexes for your site please follow these steps.