Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
There's a way of preventing the hotlinking of your images via an .htaccess file inside the website’s root directory, but if you are not very tech-savvy, we furthermore give you a very time and effort saving tool that will allow you to activate the protection with a couple of clicks and without inputting any code. The tool could be accessed from the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all our cloud hosting and the only 2 things which you will have to select are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and whether the protection has to be activated for the main website folder or for some subfolder. Our system will do the rest, so you won't need to do anything else manually on your end. If you decide to disable the hotlink protection option at one point, you will only have to revisit exactly the same section, to mark the checkbox beside it and to click on the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you do not want other individuals to use your images on their sites without your permission, you could easily enable the hotlink protection function, that is provided with all semi-dedicated server packages. As an alternative to creating an .htaccess file yourself inside the Internet site folder and writing some code within it, which is the conventional approach to deny direct linking to files, you could use an exceptionally simple tool, which we've integrated into the Hepsia CP. With it, you will only have to pick the website which should be secured and our system will do the rest. Furthermore, you can make a decision if the .htaccess file will be generated straight inside the root folder or inside a subfolder, if you'd like to enable the hotlink security feature only for some content and not for the entire website. Deactivating it is just as effortless - you will only need to mark the checkbox alongside the respective site and to click on the Delete button.