How do I setup hotlink protection?

Here we will show you how to setup hotlink protection in cPanel.

 

 

1 Login to your cPanel
2 Scroll down to the security section
3 Click on hotlink protection
4 At the top, you can toggle hotlink protection to be enabled, or disabled
5 Below this, you can enter urls that are allowed access
6 Next, you can specify which file types to block
7 Here we have blocked a series of image file types
8 The allow direct requests checkbox, allows users to see the image if they enter the full URL of the image in a browser
9 This may need to be checked in some cases, such as when a visitor is viewing something in QuickTime
10 In the last field you can redirect any hotlink to a URL of your choice
11 In this example we are redirecting to a jpg
12 When you are happy with the settings click submit to save them.

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