Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
There's a simple way of avoiding 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 also offer a very time and effort saving tool that shall permit you to enable the protection with a few clicks and without writing any code. The tool can be accessed from the Hepsia CP, offered with all our Linux cloud hosting packages and the only two things that you will have to choose are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and if the protection has to be enabled for the main site folder or for some subfolder. Our system shall do the rest, so you shall not need to do anything else personally on your end. If you decide to deactivate the hotlink protection option eventually, you'll simply have to revisit exactly 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 other individuals to use your images on their Internet sites without your authorization, you can easily activate the hotlink protection function, that is provided with all semi-dedicated server package deals. Instead of generating an .htaccess file yourself inside the site folder and writing some code in it, which is the traditional way to deny direct linking to files, you may use a very simple tool, that we've included in the Hepsia Control Panel. From it, you'll only have to select the Internet site that should be secured and our system shall do the rest. Optionally, you can choose whether the .htaccess file should be generated directly inside the root folder or in a subfolder, when you'd like to switch on the hotlink security feature just for some content and not for the entire site. Disabling it is just as fast - you will only need to mark the checkbox beside the specific Internet site and to click on the Delete button.