I recently decided to leave GoDaddy in choice of NameCheap as my preferred hosting package for my mothers business, I also had to bring my domain name to the guys i register my local domain names.

Once I had finally gotten control of my domain name I changed the DNS settings and set up the hosting package and waited for the domain name to resolve.. 24/48 Hrs (as I wasn't in a big rush) later I went back to check and found it had finally resolved.

I then uploaded the old site that used to be hosted with godaddy via ftp to my nameCheap server... However once I had done this I decided to search for my mums business on Google and found it looked like this

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So I logged into ftp and found the cgi-bin and deleted it thinking that was the problem.. but still no luck. If you click the link it takes you to index.html perfectly... its just in the search result I have this weird erro, any idea how to fix would be greatly appreciated.


That means you didn't have a valid index file last time google crawled your site and /. cgi-bin/ was accessible without an index file itself.

That should sort itself out with no problem as long as the public html folder has a valid index file.

  • ahh.. root folder... I uploaded everything into the "public_html" file of the webserver via ftp is that correct? or should I just upload everything to the root location... its been about 5 days now and no change to that listing? is that normal.. – C.Johns Jan 25 '13 at 1:11
  • That's what I meant. Sure that's correct. Submit a sitemap to webmaster tools on google, and fetch as google to ensure the index gets crawled again asap, and the description and title tags sure be updated on search results. – riseagainst Jan 25 '13 at 1:14
  • BTW, it appears updated here: Auckland Screen Printing, North Shore Screen Printing, We specilise in Nylon printing, Umbrella printing, t shirt printing and promotional products. We screen ... – riseagainst Jan 25 '13 at 1:16
  • oh okay.. well thanks for your Response I will resubmit my sitemap tonight and hope it changes what I am seeing.. I just dumped my browser cache in case it was that.. still nothing.. actually maybe i should log out of chrome/gmail account thingy.... I will give it a try and see if that works.. – C.Johns Jan 25 '13 at 1:31
  • no luck.. site map it is.. – C.Johns Jan 25 '13 at 1:32

The error “Index of /. cgi-bin/” means that the DNS zone hasn't got updated yet and that you don't have an index file in your public_html directory.

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