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[resolved] [Plugin: W3 Total Cache] Hotlinking Images (8 posts)

  1. manunkind
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Just a quick question.....most content storage providers (I use Amazon S3) charge you for bandwidth usage as well. If we use the CDN option we lose local control (being able to prevent hotlinking our images) and this will probably cost us additional money from someone ELSE using our bandwidth now. Am I correct in assuming this?

  2. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    That's true no matter where your data is stored unless it's your own server and you take preventative steps (which are not foolproof).

  3. manunkind
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Gotcha. If it does turn into a problem is there a way to stop hosting the media library via the CDN and just keep hosting all the other stuff? I uploaded my media library and it changes the links but I don't see a way to undo this without turning off CDN completely.

    How would I keep using the CDN (Cloudfront in my case) option, but keep my media library local?

  4. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    You can put wp-content/uploads/* in the "rejected files" field on the CDN Settings tab, where wp-content/uploads/ is the path to your media library files.

  5. manunkind
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Awesome. Thanks!

  6. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Let me know if it works.

  7. manunkind
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    It does indeed work like a charm. Thank you.

  8. Frederick Townes
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok Great.

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