Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
There's a way of avoiding the hotlinking of your images by using an .htaccess file within the website’s root directory, but if you aren't very tech-savvy, we also offer a very time and effort saving tool that shall permit you to activate the protection with several mouse clicks and without writing any code. The tool may be accessed from the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all our cloud website hosting plans and the only 2 things that you will have to choose are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and whether the protection needs to be activated for the main site folder or for some subfolder. Our system will do the rest, so you shall not need to do anything else by hand on your end. If you decide to disable the hotlink protection option at some point, you will only have to revisit 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 don't want other individuals to use your images on their Internet sites without your permission, you may easily switch on the hotlink protection feature, that's supplied with all semi-dedicated server packages. Instead of setting up an .htaccess file by hand inside the site folder and writing some code inside it, which is the common approach to deny direct linking to files, you can use a very simple tool, which we've included in the Hepsia CP. With it, you'll only have to select the Internet site which has to be secured and our system will do the rest. Also, you can make a decision whether the .htaccess file needs to be set up directly in the root folder or inside a subfolder, if you want to switch on the hotlink security feature only for some content and not for the whole website. Deactivating it is just as easy - you will only need to mark the checkbox alongside the particular website and to click on the Delete button.