I want to know how to 100% protect your files from leechers?(directly accessing your files from another website).
There's some Leecher Protection button in hostgator's cPanel but I don't think it protects the "file" as much as it gives a password for a specific directory?
I am planning to make a website that offers Game-Videos created by the players themselves but I don't want to be attacked by leechers of any kind(like linking to the files from forums). Otherwise I'd be using all my bandwidth in no time.
I want to make the files download-able by everyone in the website(no registration required). Some files might need registrations to be accessed maybe. But for a start all the game-videos are accessable without password/login. But I don't want someone in a forum to directly link to the videos I have in my website.
Take a look at http://dmr.ath.cx/notes/rewrite.html which explains how to use mod_rewrite to serve up different content to people that aren't following links from your site. It's not foolproof by any means, but should keep most people from linking directly to your content from elsewhere.