Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
There's a simple way of preventing the hotlinking of your images through an .htaccess file in the website’s root directory, but if you are not very tech-savvy, we also provide a very user-friendly tool that will allow you to activate the protection with just a few mouse clicks and without writing any code. The tool could be accessed via the Hepsia CP, provided with all our Linux cloud website hosting and the only 2 things that you will have to select 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 will not have to do anything else manually on your end. If you choose to disable the hotlink protection option sometime, you'll just have to come back to the same section, to mark the checkbox next to it and to click on the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you notice that somebody has hotlinked any of your images, you may use the protection tool we have developed and included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. When you activate this feature, a server-generated image will appear on the third-party Internet site instead of your real images. You will only have to visit the Hotlink Protection section in the CP and pick the domain or subdomain which your site uses from a handy drop-down menu - it is as basic as that. If necessary, you'll also have the option to activate the function only for a particular subfolder and not for the website in general. Deactivating the protection is just as simple - get back to exactly the same section, check the box next to the particular website and then press the Delete button.