Hotlinking Protection in Shared Website Hosting
There's a way of preventing the hotlinking of your images via an .htaccess file in the website’s root directory, but if you are not very tech-savvy, we also give you a very helpful tool that shall permit you to enable the protection with several clicks and without inputting any code. The tool can be accessed through the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our shared website hosting plans and the only 2 things which you will have to select are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and if the protection needs to be enabled for the main Internet site folder or for some subfolder. Our system shall do the rest, so you won't need to do anything else personally on your end. If you want to deactivate the hotlink protection option at some point, you'll only have to come back to exactly the same section, to mark the checkbox at the side of it and to press the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you don't want others to use your images on their Internet sites without your consent, you could easily activate the hotlink protection function, that is provided with all semi-dedicated server package deals. As an alternative to setting up an .htaccess file manually inside the site folder and writing some code within it, which is the traditional approach to deny direct linking to files, you can use an incredibly simple tool, which we've incorporated into the Hepsia CP. By using it, you'll simply need to choose the Internet site that has to be protected and our system shall do the rest. Optionally, you can make a decision whether the .htaccess file will be set up directly inside the root folder or inside a subfolder, in case you'd like to switch on the hotlink protection function just for some content and not for the entire Internet site. Disabling it is just as effortless - you will simply have to mark the checkbox beside the particular site and to click on the Delete button.