This tutorial assumes you've already logged in to cPanel
Now let's learn how to use Hotlink Protection, so people can't link directly to images in our website
Hotlink Protection prevents other websites from directly linking to certain files (typically images) on your website. You'll want to prevent this if you have copyrighted images, or to simply save on bandwidth usage
Click the Hotlink Protection icon
When the Hotlink screen opens click the "Enable" button.
After Hotlink is enabled click the "Go Back" link and it should have populated the URL's to allow access field with your websites details, if not make sure your own sites are listed here, so you are able to hotlink to your images
Block Access Field
Enter all the file types you want protected here...
if you want to allow people to be able to manually enter the URL of a protected file, check this box
Then enter a URL you want to redirect to, for anyone who tries to hotlink to your files or images. You can create a web page on your website that will display if someone tries to link to your images etc.
That's it! You've successfully enabled hotlink protection
To disable hotlink protection, click this Disable button
You now know how to use hotlink protection to prevent hotlinking to your files