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I am wondering if [it] is necessary [to have these files?] No, it isn't strictly necessary to have any particular files on a web server, including any "default" index pages (the ones you listed). [W]hat happens if there is no such file name[?] The server will generally do one of five things: dump a directory list of the files that are available ...


An basic file for your website like the index.html is not needed but is better to have something like that, else it would display an 404 error because the wasn't found. If you would like to disable that the website display your files in that directory you must create an .htaccess File. And also the Google Bots can't find your website for SEO because the ...

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