Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
There is a method for preventing the hotlinking of your images through an .htaccess file within the website’s root directory, but if you aren't very tech-savvy, we also give you a very easy-to-use tool that will permit you to enable the protection with several mouse clicks and without typing any code. The tool could be accessed through the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all our cloud packages and the only 2 things that you'll need to choose are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and whether the protection has to be enabled for the main 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 choose to deactivate the hotlink protection option sometime, you'll just need to come back to the same section, to mark the checkbox beside it and to press the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you do not want others to use your images on their Internet sites without your approval, you could easily activate the hotlink protection function, which is offered with all semi-dedicated server packages. Rather than setting up an .htaccess file yourself in the website folder and writing some code inside it, which is the traditional approach to deny direct linking to files, you could use a very simple tool, which we have incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel. Using it, you'll simply need to pick the Internet site that has to be protected and our system will do the rest. Furthermore, you can make a decision whether the .htaccess file should be set up straight in the root folder or inside a subfolder, in case you would like to enable the hotlink security feature only for some content and not for the whole website. Disabling it is just as easy - you'll simply have to mark the checkbox beside the specific website and to click on the Delete button.