Install the Apache server.
Edit the Apache configuration file for the default website.
Add the following lines to this configuration file.
Change this line to your domain name.
Here is the file, before our configuration.
Here is the file, after our configuration.
Restart the Apache service.
In our example, the Apache server will forbid direct access to images on our website.
From a remote Linux computer, try to perform direct access to an image.
Here is the command output.
From a remote computer, open the browser and try to perform direct access to an image.
In our example, the following URL was entered in the Browser:
The Apache server will deny access and display an error message.
Try to access the website URL and all images will be displayed.
Congratulation! You configured the Apache server to block direct access to images.