Hotlinking is an expression which represents the inclusion of images on a particular Internet site through direct links. In case you have site A, for instance, and someone creates site B and wants to add a few images from your website, they are able to either save the images and then add them on their website or they can simply place links on their Internet site to the images on yours. As a result, whenever a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, as the images shall load from your web hosting account. This process is usually used for documents and other types of files also. If you'd like to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to restrict their capability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Because our Linux cloud web hosting come with a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you will be able to secure your content from displaying on third-party Internet sites with literally no more than 2 clicks, even if you do not have a lot of experience with such matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and when you open it, you'll just need to choose the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. Furthermore, you may also select if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You shall not have to do anything else, since our system will create an .htaccess file automatically within the preferred location and shall include the required code in it. All sites with active hotlink protection will be listed in the very same section, so you may disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our company offers an uncomplicated solution to protect your entire content and even if you aren't very tech-savvy, you'll be able to take advantage of it with just a few mouse clicks. The common technique to activate server-side hotlink protection is to create an .htaccess file and to include a few directives within it. With the tool that you'll find inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll simply need to pick the website that you intend to secure and our system shall set up the .htaccess file for you, including all of the essential content inside it. You can also use this function for only one folder as opposed to the whole Internet site - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file has to be created. If you no longer need the hotlink protection to be switched on, you'll be able to disable it with one mouse click through the exact same section of your Control Panel.