Hotlinking Protection in Cloud 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 helpful tool that shall permit you to activate the protection with just a few clicks and without writing any code. The tool could be accessed via the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all our cloud hosting and the only 2 things that you'll need to select are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and whether the protection must be activated for the main Internet site folder or for some subfolder. Our system will do the rest, so you shall not have to do anything else manually on your end. If you want to turn off the hotlink protection option at one point, you'll only have to go back to exactly the same section, to mark the checkbox beside it and to press the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with our company and you discover that someone has hotlinked any of your images, you may use the protection tool we've designed and integrated into our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. Once you activate this feature, a server-generated image will appear on the third-party website in place of your real images. You'll only have to check out the Hotlink Protection section inside the CP and pick the domain or subdomain which your website uses from a handy drop-down menu - it is as basic as that. If required, you shall also have the option to enable the function just for a particular subfolder and not for the website as a whole. Deactivating the protection is as easy - return to exactly the same section, check the box alongside the specific Internet site and then press the Delete button.