Was playing around with settings and changed HTTP to HTTPs. I'm now getting a message that says "Index of /". Any idea how to change it back to HTTP or login to the website?

  • The idea is to revert settings. It's impossible to guess what have you done to face the problem.
    – Max Yudin
    Dec 17, 2018 at 8:50
  • @David Does your hosting uses a control panel, like for example DirectAdmin or cPanel? Check my answer, sometimes it's just a setting. Dec 17, 2018 at 10:04

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By default web servers / your hosting serves files from HTTPS from a separate folder. This means that there are actually two directories on the server for hosting your website files:

For example

  • public_html – the standard "public" folder for HTTP requests
  • private_html – the standard "private" folder for HTTPS requests (e.g. secure content)

I don't know if your web hosting uses a control panel like DirectAdmin or cPanel. Usually, you need to configure HTTPS to use the same directory for HTTP requests.


Step 1: Login to DirectAdmin and Choose the "Domain Setup" Link
On the next page select the domain that you would like to make these changes for.

Step 2: Choose the Symbolic Link Option
On the following page that displays the directory options, choose the second option at the bottom to Use a Symbolic Link for data in both directories, then click Save:

After making this change public_html will both serve HTTP and HTTPS and you only need to upload your files to the public_html directory.

See for more info: https://my.fastwebengine.com/knowledgebase/131/How-do-I-disable-the-privatehtml-directory-in-order-to-only-use-the-publichtml-directory.html

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