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How to use Hotlink Protection in cPanel

How To Enable Hotlink Protection

How To Enable Hotlink Protection

To enable hotlink protection, perform the following steps:

1 – Open cPanel (yourdomain/cpanel).
2 – Click on (Hotlink Protection) from Security section.
3 – Click Enable.
4 – To allow specific sites to hotlink to your site, add their URLs to the List the URLs to which you wish to allow access list.
5 – To block direct access to files of specific types, add those file extensions to the Block direct access for the following extensions list.
6 – To allow visitors access to specific content through the URL, select the Allow direct requests option.
7 – To redirect requests for certain content, enter the URL to which you want to redirect your visitor in the Redirect the request to the following URL text box.
8 – Click Submit.
Disable hotlink protection
To disable hotlink protection, click Disable.