Hotlinking Protection in Cloud 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 are not very tech-savvy, we additionally give you a very easy-to-use tool that will allow you to enable the protection with just a few mouse clicks and without entering any code. The tool may be accessed from the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all our cloud hosting plans and the only 2 things that you will have to pick are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and if the protection must be enabled for the main website 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 want to disable the hotlink protection option sometime, you'll just need to return to exactly the same section, to mark the checkbox next to it and to press the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you don't want other people to use your images on their sites without your approval, you can easily enable the hotlink security function, that is supplied with all semi-dedicated server packages. As opposed to generating an .htaccess file yourself inside the Internet site folder and writing some code within it, which is the standard approach to deny direct linking to files, you may use an exceptionally simple tool, which we have incorporated into the Hepsia Control Panel. Using it, you'll simply need to pick the website which has to be secured and our system will do the rest. Also, you can choose whether the .htaccess file needs to be generated straight within the root folder or inside a subfolder, if you would like to switch on the hotlink protection function just for some content and not for the whole site. Disabling it is just as effortless - you'll simply need to mark the checkbox next to the specific website and to click on the Delete button.