Hotlinking Protection in Shared Hosting
There's a way of avoiding the hotlinking of your images through an .htaccess file in the website’s root directory, but if you aren't very tech-savvy, we additionally offer a very helpful tool that will allow you to activate the protection with a few mouse clicks and without writing any code. The tool could be accessed from the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all our shared hosting and the only two things that you will have to choose are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and whether the protection has to be activated for the main website folder or for some subfolder. Our system will do the rest, so you will not need to do anything else manually on your end. If you decide to turn off the hotlink protection option sometime, you will simply have to return 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 have a semi-dedicated server account with us and you discover that another person has hotlinked any of your images, you should use the security tool we have developed and integrated into our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. Once you switch on this option, a server-generated image will appear on the third-party Internet site instead of your actual images. You will only have to go to the Hotlink Protection section inside the Control Panel and pick the domain or subdomain that your website uses from a practical drop-down menu - it's as simple as that. When necessary, you will also have the option to switch on the function just for a specific subfolder and not for the website in its entirety. Deactivating the feature is equally effortless - go back to the same section, check the box beside the specific site and then press the Delete button.