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What is Hot linking and How to Enable Hotlink Protection in cPanel?

Hot link protection prevents other websites from directly linking to files and pictures on your website. Other sites will only be able to link to file types that you don’t specify.

To enable / disable hot link protection, please do the following:

  1. Login to cPanel and click Hotlink Protection.
  2. Make sure the domain name you wish to protect is in the box called “URLs to allow access”.
  3. In the box called “Block direct access for these extensions”, provide the extensions for which you would like to block.
  4. We suggest you check the box for “Allow direct requests”.
  5. Skip the “Redirect request to this URL” box and hit Submit.
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