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Enabling Directory Browsing

KB27 Last reviewed 02 February 2017
How to enable directory browsing for your website.

Enabling Directory Browsing is a security risk

We do not recommend that you enable Directory Browsing unless you absolutely require it as unless you have Secure Folders enabled, you are permitting unfettered read access to the contents of the wwwroot root folder.

Enabling directory browsing may cause a violation of our Acceptable Usage Policy and/or other legal agreements or policies.

To enable Directory Browsing on your site, do the following:

  1. Log into the hosting control panel at
  2. Under the applicable hosting space, hover your mouse cursor over the Web icon and then select the Web Sites option from the menu that will appear to the right
  3. From the list of Web Sites, click on the name of the site you wish to manage
  4. Under the Home Folder tab, check the option Enable Directory Browsing
  5. Click on the Update button to save the setting.
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