Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
There's a way to avoid the hotlinking of your images by using an .htaccess file within the website’s root directory, but if you are not very tech-savvy, we additionally provide a very easy-to-use tool that shall permit you to enable the protection with just a few mouse clicks and without writing any code. The tool may be accessed via the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all our cloud hosting and the only two things which you'll have to choose are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and whether the protection needs to be activated for the main site folder or for some subfolder. Our system shall do the rest, so you won't need to do anything else by hand on your end. If you wish to turn off the hotlink protection option sometime, you'll just need to go back to the exact same section, to mark the checkbox beside 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 websites without your authorization, you could easily switch on the hotlink security function, which is available with all semi-dedicated server package deals. Instead of creating an .htaccess file yourself inside the site folder and writing some code within it, which is the standard way to deny direct linking to files, you can use an exceptionally simple tool, that we have included in the Hepsia Control Panel. Using it, you'll simply need to choose the site which needs to be secured and our system will do the rest. Furthermore, you can decide if the .htaccess file will be set up directly inside the root folder or inside a subfolder, if you would like to switch on the hotlink security feature just for some content and not for the entire site. Stopping it is just as fast - you'll simply need to mark the checkbox alongside the specific site and to click on the Delete button.