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How Do I Stop Hotlinking and Bandwidth Theft


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Go to your hosting companies cPanel > Security > Hotlink Protection

 

Enable it and add your URL's that you want to allow access.

 

"HotLink protection prevents other websites from directly linking to files (as specified below) on your website. Other sites will still be able to link to any file type that you don't specify below (ie. html files). An example of hotlinking would be using a <img> tag to display an image from your site from somewhere else on the net. The end result is that the other site is stealing your bandwidth. You should ensure that all sites that you wish to allow direct links from are in the list below. This system attempts add all sites it knows you own to the list, however you may need to add others."

 

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Nice one Jack.

 

Glad I finally stumbled across that post, I will give it a try also.

 

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Go to your hosting companies cPanel > Security > Hotlink Protection

 

Enable it and add your URL's that you want to allow access.

 

"HotLink protection prevents other websites from directly linking to files (as specified below) on your website. Other sites will still be able to link to any file type that you don't specify below (ie. html files). An example of hotlinking would be using a <img> tag to display an image from your site from somewhere else on the net. The end result is that the other site is stealing your bandwidth. You should ensure that all sites that you wish to allow direct links from are in the list below. This system attempts add all sites it knows you own to the list, however you may need to add others."

 

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Be careful using this option since your .htaccess file may be replaced. If you have changes made to it, like for one of the url rewriters, this will prevent the shop from working. I think CPanel fixed this in the latest versions but I haven't tested it in a while so I'm not sure.

 

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