Hotlinking Protection in Shared Hosting
There is a way to avoid the hotlinking of your images through an .htaccess file inside the website’s root directory, but if you aren't very tech-savvy, we also provide a very easy-to-work-with tool that shall permit you to activate the protection with a couple of clicks and without typing any code. The tool may be accessed via the Hepsia CP, offered with all our Linux shared packages and the only 2 things which you'll need to pick are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and if the protection has to be enabled for the main Internet site folder or for some subfolder. Our system shall do the rest, so you shall not need to do anything else manually on your end. If you choose to turn off the hotlink protection option at one point, you'll just need to come back to the exact same section, to mark the checkbox at the side of 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 another person has hotlinked any of your images, you should use the security tool we have created and included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. As soon as you activate this option, a server-generated image shall appear on the third-party website as a substitute for your actual images. You will only need to go to the Hotlink Protection section in the CP and choose the domain or subdomain that your site uses from a practical drop-down menu - it is as easy as that. If necessary, you will also have the option to switch on the function for a particular subfolder and not for the website altogether. Deactivating the protection is as simple - get back to the same section, check the box next to the specific website and then click on the Delete button.