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Hotlink problems

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by cix, May 31, 2007.

  1. cix

    cix Well-Known Member

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    I dont know why but I change the hotlink protection status to enable, then I back on the page and shows disabled. I cant enable the hotlink protection for a domain.
    I already tried to remove .htaccess, cpanel recreates but with no content inside.

    Any idea how to fix that?
     
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    eNetHosts Well-Known Member

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    Are you sure your browser isn't caching the page from when it said disabled?
     
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    cix Well-Known Member

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    Yes I´m sure.
    Every time that I click on active hotlink protection I´ved confirmed using:
    cat .htaccess on the public_html of the domain.

    Nothing happens.
     
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    eNetHosts Well-Known Member

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    Try generating the htaccess code using this: http://cooletips.de/htaccess/

    if you are however having problems with cPanel hotlink protection or this method doesn't work maybe it's time to consider opening up a support ticket with your web host (or cPanel if you license directly from them).

    If you don't mind me asking, are you using cPanel 10 or 11?

    and do you have root access, reseller or just shared access?
     
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    I just had a similar problem and found that it was because there was already an .htaccess file in public_html folder (running search engine friendly urls in a CMS package).

    I downloaded it, deleted it and then ran Hotlink Protection from cPanel. I then downloaded the new .htaccess file and joined the two together in a text editor, uploaded it and it worked. Just make sure you download them to separate folders and don't overwrite your original one :)

    I realise that there's probably a better way, and that your situation may be different, but this is the thread I found when I searched for what appears to be the same problem :)
     
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