Hotlinking Protection in Web Hosting
There's a simple way of preventing the hotlinking of your images by using an .htaccess file within the website’s root directory, but if you are not very tech-savvy, we additionally offer a very easy-to-work-with tool that will allow you to activate the protection with several clicks and without writing any code. The tool could be accessed via the Hepsia CP, provided with all our Linux web hosting and the only two things that you'll have to pick are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and if the protection should be enabled for the main Internet site folder or for some subfolder. Our system will do the rest, so you shall not have to do anything else personally on your end. If you choose to deactivate the hotlink protection option at some point, you'll only 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 Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you find out that somebody has hotlinked any of your images, you may use the security tool that we have created and integrated into our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. When you enable this feature, a server-generated image shall appear on the third-party site as a substitute for your actual images. You'll only have to navigate to the Hotlink Protection section within the Control Panel and pick the domain or subdomain which your Internet site uses from a practical drop-down menu - it is as easy as that. If necessary, you shall also have the option to switch on the feature for a specific subfolder and not for the website as a whole. Deactivating the protection is equally simple - go back to the same section, check the box beside the specific site and then click on the Delete button.