Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You can easily protect your content if you generate an .htaccess file in the website’s root folder, but in case you do not have previous experience, you should use our hotlink protection tool. The latter comes with all cloud web hosting packages we offer and could be accessed via the in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The protection can be turned on in 2 basic steps - pick the domain or subdomain for the website in question, then select if our system should create the .htaccess file within the main folder or inside a subfolder and you'll be good to go. You don't need any coding capabilities or any experience with this kind of matters, due to the fact that there shall be nothing else to do. If you wish to disable the protection at some point, you will be able to see all the sites which are protected inside the same section of the CP with a Delete button alongside each of them.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you do not want other individuals to use your images on their sites without your permission, you could easily switch on the hotlink security feature, that's offered with all semi-dedicated server packages. As an alternative to setting up an .htaccess file manually within the website folder and writing some code within it, which is the traditional method to deny direct linking to files, you can use an exceedingly simple tool, which we've integrated into the Hepsia CP. With it, you'll only need to choose the Internet site that should be protected and our system will do the rest. Additionally, you can choose whether the .htaccess file will be created directly in the root folder or in a subfolder, if you want to switch on the hotlink security feature only for some content and not for the entire website. Stopping it is just as simple - you will simply need to mark the checkbox beside the particular Internet site and to click on the Delete button.