Hotlinking Protection in Shared Hosting
There's a simple way of avoiding the hotlinking of your images through an .htaccess file within the website’s root directory, but if you are not very tech-savvy, we additionally give you a very user-friendly tool that will permit you to enable the protection with a few clicks and without entering any code. The tool can be accessed through the Hepsia CP, which comes with all our Linux shared hosting and the only two things that you'll have to choose are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and whether the protection should be activated for the main website folder or for some subfolder. Our system shall do the rest, so you won't have to do anything else manually on your end. If you wish to disable the hotlink protection option at some point, you'll just have 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 Hosting
If you have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you discover that somebody has hotlinked any of your images, you can use the protection tool that we have developed and included in our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. As soon as you enable this option, a server-generated image will appear on the third-party site in place of your real images. You'll only need to visit the Hotlink Protection section inside the Control Panel and choose the domain or subdomain that your website uses from a handy drop-down menu - it is as simple as that. When necessary, you'll also have the option to enable the feature for a particular subfolder and not for the website altogether. Deactivating the feature is equally easy - get back to the same section, check the box next to the specific website and then click on the Delete button.