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cPanel: How to Setup Hotlink Protection

This article will show you How to Setup Hotlink Protection in Cpanel 

Hotlink protection prevents other websites from directly linking to certain files (typically images) on your website. You would want to prevent this if you have copyrighted images, or to simply save on bandwidth usage.

Step 1. Log into Cpanel

Step 2. Click on Hotlink Protection

Step 3. Make sure your own sites are listed, then enter all the file types you want to protect

Step 4. Click the “Allow direct request” box if you want to give the ability to manually enter URLs of a protected file then enter the URL you want to redirect to, for anyone who tries to hotlink to your files or images

Step 5. Click on Submit

Step 6. To Disable the Hotlink protection feature please click on Disable

Updated on August 30, 2023

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