Hotlinking is a term which represents the addition of images on a particular website through direct links. If you have website A, for example, and an individual creates site B and wants to include a few images from your website, they could either save the images and then add them on their site or they can simply put links on their website to the images on yours. Thus, when a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, as the images shall load straight from your web hosting account. This method is usually used for documents and other kinds of files also. If you want to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you could limit their ability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Because our Linux cloud web hosting include a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to defend your content from displaying on third-party sites with literally only 2 clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this type of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you will just need to pick the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. Additionally, you can also pick if the hotlink protection shall be enabled for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You'll not have to do anything else, since our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the preferred location and will include the needed code in it. All Internet websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed within the exact same section, so you can disable this service for any of them with just a click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you start a semi-dedicated server account and you find out that another person is linking to your files without your approval, you may easily cut them off by enabling the hotlink security function which we offer. While the conventional technique of doing this is to set up an .htaccess file, we've got a special tool which can easily perform this automatically and you will only need to choose the website in question and to determine whether our system should generate the required file in the primary folder or inside a subfolder. The tool is part of our customized Hepsia CP and offers exactly the same user-friendly interface, so you will be able to use it without problems even when you have never used any hosting service before. You may switch off the hotlink protection function for any website/folder with a mouse click through the same section.