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Prevent other sites from stealing my bandwidth?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Joakim, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. Joakim

    Joakim Registered

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    Is there any options in CPanel that can prevent other sites from linking my media files?
     
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    Yup,

    cPanel - Hotlink Protection
     
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    Yes, I figured that would be it. But can you explain what exactly it does? If f.ex. my media files is located at www.mydomain.com/videos/

    Shall I just type in that url and activate hotlink protection?
     
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    Not exactly,

    You specify the fully qualified domain name(s) that can directly access resources on your site.

    Naturally, you would normally want your site's domain to access all resources, so they auto display your domains in the form. If you enable at this point, other domains can link to your site, but can't hotlink your files.

    So, for example, your domain is xxx.com (no subdomains).

    entering:
    http://xxx.com
    http://www.xxx.com

    Now, suppose you want to allow your buddy's site (buddy.com) to display files from your site. You would also add:

    http://buddy.com
    http://www.buddy.com

    As well (and I haven't tested this), you should be able to be very restrictive. Let's say you only want your buddy to be able to display files on a specific page of his site. You should be able to add:

    http://buddy.com/store/page.html
    http://www.buddy.com/store/page.html

    Hope this helps to clarify and not confuse;)
     
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    Okey, thanks! It works now.. great :)
     
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