Hotlinking Protection in Web Hosting
There's a way to avoid the hotlinking of your images via an .htaccess file inside the website’s root directory, but if you are not very tech-savvy, we furthermore provide a very easy-to-use tool that will allow you to enable the protection with a few mouse clicks and without writing any code. The tool can be accessed from the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all our web hosting plans and the only 2 things which you will have to choose are a domain/subdomain from a drop-down menu and whether the protection needs to be activated for the main Internet site folder or for some subfolder. Our system will do the rest, so you will not need to do anything else by hand on your end. If you choose to turn off the hotlink protection option sometime, you'll just have to revisit the 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 may use the protection tool we've designed and incorporated into our in-house built Hepsia hosting CP. Once you enable this option, a server-generated image will appear on the third-party site instead of your real images. You'll only have to check out the Hotlink Protection section in the CP and pick the domain or subdomain which your website uses from a convenient drop-down menu - it is as elementary as that. If required, you shall also have the option to enable the feature just for a particular subfolder and not for the website in its entirety. Deactivating the function is just as easy - get back to the same section, check the box beside the particular Internet site and then press the Delete button.