Hotlinking Protection in Shared Hosting
You can easily protect your content if you set up an .htaccess file within the website’s root folder, but if you do not have previous experience, you should use our hotlink protection tool. The latter is provided with all shared hosting package deals which we offer and can be accessed via the in-house built Hepsia CP. The protection could be activated in two easy steps - pick the domain or subdomain for the site in question, then choose if our system should set up the .htaccess file within the primary folder or within a subfolder and you shall be ready. You do not need any programming expertise or any experience with this type of matters, as there will be nothing else to do. If you want to disable the protection eventually, you can see all of the sites that are protected inside the same exact section of the CP with a Delete button next to each one of them.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you don't want others to use your images on their websites without your consent, you could easily switch on the hotlink security feature, that's supplied with all semi-dedicated server plans. As an alternative to setting up an .htaccess file yourself inside the website folder and writing some code in it, which is the conventional way to deny direct linking to files, you could use a really simple tool, which we have included in the Hepsia Control Panel. By using it, you'll only need to choose the site which needs to be protected and our system will do the rest. Moreover, you can make a decision if the .htaccess file will be generated directly in the root folder or within a subfolder, if you would like to enable the hotlink security feature only for some content and not for the entire Internet site. Deactivating it is just as easy - you'll only have to mark the checkbox next to the specific website and to click on the Delete button.