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Should my files be visible

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by suzycream, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. suzycream

    suzycream Registered

    Nov 15, 2012
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    cpanel 11.34.0 (build 9)

    Please excuse me for being very new to cpanel (well any hosting things)

    If I have a folder in public_html named for example folder, and in that folder I have a number
    of files with various extensions including php, txt, dat etc...

    If I set the permissions to any of these to only user, read and write. Groups and World are unticked
    as are all execute fields.

    Should those files be visible if navigated to via a browser

    Because they are and I'm rather worried about it, I checked once when I first got host
    and the page just said I never had permission.

    I'd appreciate any advice a more experienced person might be so kind as to offer.

    Thank you for reading.

    the file permissions are set to 600
    I have now tried changing permission also via ftp, still no luck
    #1 suzycream, Nov 15, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2012
  2. Infopro

    Infopro cPanel Sr. Product Evangelist Staff Member

    May 20, 2003
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    If you're using this directory to store files, place an index.html in it. For example open your favorite text editor, create new file, named, index.html and place it in this directory. Or you might like to check the docs on this for something a bit more advanced:
    Index Manager - cPanel Documentation
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