Frequently Asked Hosting Questions

How do I prevent image hotlinking?

How do I Preventing Image HotLinking?

Step 1:
Sometimes, you want to prevent others from linking to your pictures. To do so, first log into vDeck and click on Preferences.

Step 2:
Make sure system files has a check in the box (which means it is enabled). If it does not, put a check and click update at the bottom.

Step 3:
Next, click on Host Manager.

Step 4:
Click on File Manager.

Step 5:
We need to be in the public_html folder. If you are not, click on the public_html folder.

Step 6:
The file we need to edit is called (.htaccess). Find it under public_html and click on the edit option (the pencil and paper icon).

Step 7:
Once you are in the editor you need to type the commands that will prevent hotlinking.

Step 8:
The commands to hotlink protect can also be found here. Remember to change the domain name from to your domain name.

Step 9:
Once you have entered the commands, click on update file.

Step 10:
You will be shown a message indicating that the file has been updated.

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