Hotlinking is a term that refers to the addition of images on a particular Internet site through direct links. When you have website A, for example, and someone creates website B and wishes to add a number of images from your Internet site, they're able to either save the images and then add them on their website or they may simply place links on their site to the images on yours. As a result, every time a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, since the images shall load straight from your website hosting account. This method is typically used for documents and other types of files also. If you wish to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own web hosting account’s resources, you can restrict their capability to use direct links to your files on their sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

Due to the fact that our cloud website hosting provide a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you will be able to defend your content from appearing on third-party websites with literally only two clicks, even if you don't have very much experience with this kind of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you'll just have to choose the domain or subdomain that you want to protect. Optionally, you can also choose if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You'll not need to do anything else, as our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and shall include the needed code within it. All Internet websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed within exactly the same section, so you can easily disable this service for each of them with just a mouse click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you open a semi-dedicated server account and you learn that another person is linking to your files without your authorization, you could easily cut them off by activating the hotlink security feature we provide. While the conventional method of doing that is to generate an .htaccess file, we have got a special tool which is able to perform this automatically and you will simply have to choose the site in question and to determine whether our system should generate the required file within the main folder or in a subfolder. The tool is an element of our custom Hepsia CP and provides exactly the same user-friendly interface, so you will be able to use it with no issues even in case you have never used any website hosting service before. You'll be able to deactivate the hotlink protection feature for any website/folder with a mouse click through the exact same section.