Install the Nginx server.
Edit the Nginx configuration file for the default website.
Add the following line to the configuration file.
Change this line to your website name.
Here is the file, before our configuration.
Here is the file, after our configuration.
Restart the Nginx service.
In our example, the Nginx server will deny 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 Nginx 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 Nginx server to block direct access to images.