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Not sure if my question would make sense or not. I have created a sub-domain to store some of my static files (like images). So, some images now load from http://imgs.example.com/imagefilename.png

Now, the problem is, all the files stored under this sub domain http://imgs.example.com/ are publicly visible which I want to hide or redirect or show 404. Any idea how to achieve this?

Currently files in the subdomain shows --

Index of /

  • cgi-bin/
  • onevideofile.mp4
  • oneimagefile.png

Apache Server at imgs.iconicwebteam.com Port 80

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You could go around and not allow indexes?

Add this to a .htaccess file, in the same directory as the .png and .mp4 files.

Options -Indexes 
  • thanks man. it worked like a charm. Now the directory is showing 403 errors.. :) – kalyan Jun 19 '14 at 6:22
  • Or put an empty index.php in that directory, or with modified headers to show 404? – Frederik Spang Jun 19 '14 at 8:36
  • hmm. not a bad idea though.. which one will better.. working with htaccess file or putting a blank index file @frederik spang – kalyan Jun 19 '14 at 8:42
  • They'll do essentially the same - Index shows 404, and .htaccess will give a 403. Either way, the directory index will be gone. – Frederik Spang Jun 19 '14 at 8:43

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