Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
There is a way of preventing the hotlinking of your images through an .htaccess file inside the website’s root directory, but if you aren't very tech-savvy, we additionally give you a very intuitive tool that will allow you to enable the protection with several clicks and without typing any code. The tool can be accessed through the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all our Linux cloud hosting and the only two things that you will need to choose are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and if the protection should be activated for the main Internet site folder or for some subfolder. Our system shall do the rest, so you won't have to do anything else by hand on your end. If you decide to deactivate the hotlink protection option sometime, you'll just need to return to the same section, to mark the checkbox next to it and to click on the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you don't want others to use your images on their sites without your approval, you can easily activate the hotlink security function, that's offered with all semi-dedicated server packages. Instead of setting up an .htaccess file yourself within the website folder and writing some code in it, which is the conventional approach to deny direct linking to files, you can use a very simple tool, which we have included in the Hepsia Control Panel. From it, you will only need to pick the Internet site that should be secured and our system will do the rest. Additionally, you can make a decision if the .htaccess file needs to be created straight in the root folder or within a subfolder, when you want to enable the hotlink protection feature just for some content and not for the entire Internet site. Stopping it is just as fast - you'll only need to mark the checkbox next to the particular site and to click on the Delete button.