How to use a directory named /stats


#1

[was “Phantom directory protection”]

I have a directory on my site that I can’t see. It’s named “stats” - whenever I call it, I get faced with a password prompt. The directory worked fine until I moved the site to Dreamhost - so fine, in fact, that about a dozen web crawlers expect to find their RSS feeds there, most of which I have no influence on.

Is there a way to make /stats available for my own use on this site?


#2

Whoopsie.

The topic just before this had a clue: “/stats” appears to have a special meaning here on DH?

What can I do to change that? I have a /stats directory, and I need it to have that name (multiple RSS crawlers which expect to find feeds there).

Topic title changed accordingly.


#3

I’ve not tried this, but there does seem to be an option to turn off stats:
https://panel.dreamhost.com/index.cgi?tree=status.stats&

If that doesn’t work, try contacting support to turn this feature off for your domain.

-Scott