Hotlinking Protection in Shared 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 a few mouse clicks and without writing any code. The tool can be accessed through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our Linux shared hosting and the only 2 things that you'll need to pick are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and whether the protection has to be enabled 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 want to turn off the hotlink protection option at one point, you'll simply have to revisit the exact same section, to mark the checkbox next to it and to press the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you don't want others to use your images on their sites without your authorization, you may easily enable the hotlink protection function, that's offered with all semi-dedicated server package deals. Instead of setting up an .htaccess file yourself in the Internet site folder and writing some code in it, which is the common way to deny direct linking to files, you can use a very simple tool, which we've included in the Hepsia Control Panel. By using it, you will simply need to pick the Internet site that needs to be protected and our system will do the rest. Also, you can determine whether the .htaccess file will be generated straight in the root folder or inside a subfolder, if you want to switch on the hotlink protection function just for some content and not for the whole site. Stopping it is just as effortless - you'll only have to mark the checkbox alongside the specific Internet site and to click on the Delete button.