Hotlinking Protection in Shared Web Hosting
There's 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 also provide a very user-friendly tool that will permit you to enable the protection with a few clicks and without entering any code. The tool could be accessed from the Hepsia CP, which comes with all our shared web hosting and the only 2 things which you'll have to pick are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and whether the protection should be activated for the main website folder or for some subfolder. Our system shall do the rest, so you shall not have to do anything else by hand on your end. If you want to disable the hotlink protection option at one point, you'll just need to return to exactly the 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 do not want other people to use your images on their Internet sites without your approval, you may easily activate the hotlink security function, that's supplied with all semi-dedicated server package deals. As an alternative to setting up an .htaccess file yourself inside the Internet site folder and writing some code within it, which is the common approach to deny direct linking to files, you could use a really simple tool, that we've integrated into the Hepsia Control Panel. Using it, you will only need to choose the site which should be protected and our system shall do the rest. Also, you can choose whether the .htaccess file will be generated straight inside the root folder or inside a subfolder, in case you want to switch on the hotlink protection feature just for some content and not for the entire site. Stopping it is just as fast - you will simply need to mark the checkbox alongside the particular website and to click on the Delete button.