Learn About Hotlink Protection & How To Use It Via The Shared Web Hosting Control Panel

Quick Intro

The main purpose of hotlink protection is to protect the bandwidth usage of your server/shared hosting account by forbidding other websites from linking content like images/files of your website.

Important To Know Before You Begin

The web server is set by default to the proper parameters. It's recommended to enable this option to reduce unnecessary load on your website.

It also can be used to help reduce attacks on your website.

Enabling The Hotlink Protection

From your Web Control Panel navigate to: Security Management > Hotlink Protection > Click Enable Hotlink Protection button > Scroll down and select the Redirect To method (403 Is used by default), or use URL and type desired link, root option works the best (and looks like slash "/") > Click Save.

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