Creating an Index for Your CAE Personal Homepages

How to allow indexing for your personal homepages on the CAE webserver

This function has been turned off by default. If you choose to enable indexing on your website, you can do so in a few simple steps.

  1. Create a file called .htaccess in your public_html directory
  2. Add the following content:
    Options +Indexes
  3. Be sure the file permissions are set to 644 (a+r)
  4. Once the file is saved, indexing will be re-enabled for your personal pages.

Indexing is not inherently a problem when people are aware that they are using an index. The big reason for changing the default behavior is that directories were being shown inadvertently and that can cause a significant security problem.

Please be aware that support for personal web pages is very limited.




Keywords:web home index htaccess website access   Doc ID:12718
Owner:Noel K.Group:Computer-Aided Engineering
Created:2009-11-22 19:00 CDTUpdated:2016-07-21 07:33 CDT
Sites:Computer-Aided Engineering
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