Best Web Host Help Page – HotLink Protection
A hotlink occurs when content from your site is embedded on another site and uses your bandwidth to serve the files.
Best Web Host Control Panel cPanel allows you to prevent hotlinks to your site with the HotLinks Protection feature.
Click the HotLink Protection icon in your Best Web Host Control Panel cPanel
Note: When you disable hotlinks, be sure to allow hotlinks for any necessary domains, such as your website’s subdomains and the URL with which you use to access your Best Web Host Control Panel (cPanel) account. If the URL you use to access your Best Web Host Control Panel (cPanel) account is excluded from the URLs to allow access list, you may not be able to see embedded images in
Best Web Host Control Panel (cPanel) File Manager’s HTML editor. For more information about how hotlinks work in the HTML editor, read our HTML Editor documentation.
To enable HotLink Protection:
Click the Enable on the HotLink Protection interface.
To allow sites to hotlink to your site, add the URL to the URLs to allow access list.
You can add certain file extensions to the Block direct access for these extensions list to block direct access to files saved in the specified formats. For example, if you wish to block all .jpg images, add .jpg to the Block direct access for these extensions list.
When these file types are blocked, people will not be able to hotlink those types of files from your website, even if hotlink protection is enabled.
Select Allow direct requests to allow visitor to access specific content through the URL. For example, to access example.jpg, a visitor can enter www.example.com/folder/example.jpg as a URL.
To redirect requests for certain content, enter the URL to which you want to redirect your visitor to in the Redirect request to this URL field.
To disable hotlink protection, click Disable on the HotLink Protection interface.