Hotlinkers are sites that link directly to your photos, graphics, videos, etc., in order to steal your bandwidth (more about bandwidth theft).
These thieves are in for a surprise when you make use of our "RewriteCond" feature - instead of stealing your precious bandwidth, they will be turned into revenue generators! RewriteCond is a feature of "htaccess" that allows you to control access to your valuable web resources - you get to restrict access to your files to whatever URLs you wish.
If someone has a graphic call from a URL that's not one of your listed URLs, one of two things happen.
Here's all you have to do to make use of this feature: put a file named ".htaccess" in any directory on your site. Any attempt to access any file in that directory will invoke the rules contained in the file. If the referring URL is not listed in the file, the "RewriteRule" page will be sent instead.
A sample .htaccess file:
This limits access to the files within to the two "RewriteCond" URLs specified.
There is also an extensive online manual available.
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