Hotlinking Protection in Hosting
There is a way of preventing the hotlinking of your images by using an .htaccess file in the website’s root directory, but if you aren't very tech-savvy, we additionally give you a very time and effort saving tool that will permit you to activate the protection with a few mouse clicks and without writing any code. The tool may be accessed through the Hepsia CP, provided with all our Linux hosting and the only 2 things that you'll need to pick are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and whether the protection should be enabled for the main Internet site folder or for some subfolder. Our system shall do the rest, so you won't need to do anything else personally on your end. If you decide to deactivate the hotlink protection option eventually, you will just have to return to the exact same section, to mark the checkbox at the side of it and to click on the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you notice that somebody has hotlinked any of your images, you should use the security tool we have created and incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Whenever you enable this function, a server-generated image will appear on the third-party website rather than your actual images. You'll only need to visit the Hotlink Protection section within the Control Panel and pick the domain or subdomain which your site uses from a convenient drop-down menu - it is as easy as that. If necessary, you will also have the option to enable the function only for a specific subfolder and not for the website in its entirety. Deactivating the feature is just as effortless - return to exactly the same section, check the box alongside the specific Internet site and then click on the Delete button.