Options directive controls which server features are available in a particular directory. For example, under the restrictive parameters specified for the root directory,
Options is only set to the
FollowSymLinks directive. No features are enabled, except that the server is allowed to follow symbolic links in the root directory.
By default, in the
Options is set to include
Indexes permits the server to generate a directory listing for a directory if no
DirectoryIndex (for example,
index.html) is specified.
FollowSymLinks allows the server to follow symbolic links in that directory.
Options statements from the main server configuration section need to be replicated to each
VirtualHost container individually. Refer to Section 10.5.65, “
VirtualHost” for more information.