Hotlinking Protection in Web Hosting
There's a simple way to avoid the hotlinking of your images via an .htaccess file within the website’s root directory, but if you aren't very tech-savvy, we also offer a very intuitive tool that will allow you to enable the protection with a few mouse clicks and without typing any code. The tool could be accessed via the Hepsia CP, provided with all our web hosting and the only two things which you'll have to pick are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and whether the protection must be activated for the main website folder or for some subfolder. Our system will do the rest, so you will not have to do anything else personally on your end. If you choose to turn off the hotlink protection option sometime, you will just need to come back to the exact same section, to mark the checkbox beside it and to click on the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you notice that someone has hotlinked any of your images, you can use the security tool we have designed and incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. Once you enable this function, a server-generated image shall appear on the third-party website as a substitute for your actual images. You will only have to check out the Hotlink Protection section within the Control Panel and select the domain or subdomain that your site uses from a handy drop-down menu - it's as simple as that. When necessary, you'll also have the option to switch on the feature only for a particular subfolder and not for the website altogether. Deactivating the function is as effortless - return to the very same section, check the box beside the specific site and then press the Delete button.