How to enable HotLink protection

Enabling hotlink protection just requires a few steps, follow the steps below!.

  1. Click on 'Hotlink Protection' on the main screen of cPanel.
  2. Enter the names of sites that you wish to access your files in the first field which already contain the name of your site.
  3. Enter the file types that you wish to let those sites access by entering their extensions in the blank field next to Extensions to allow (seperate by commas):
  4. Enter the URL you wish to redirect links to that are not allowed in the blank field next to Url to Redirect to:
  5. If you wish to allow the sites you have entered to directly request files (view images or videos by typing their URL into a browser), click on the box next to Allow direct requests
  6. Click on Activate to enable Hotlink Protection.


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