Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you create an Internet site, another person may want to use the images which you have and instead of downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their website, they may simply put links directly to your Internet site. In this way, whenever a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright issues that may appear or that somebody may be trying to trick people into believing that they are in fact on your Internet site. In rare situations, documents and other kinds of files can also be linked in the exact same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you could permit hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

As our Linux cloud packages come with a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you will be able to protect your content from appearing on third-party websites with literally just a couple of mouse clicks, even if you do not have much experience with this kind of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and as soon as you open it, you will just need to pick the domain or subdomain that you want to protect. In addition, you could also select if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You shall not have to do anything else, because our system will create an .htaccess file automatically within the preferred location and will include the needed code inside it. All websites with active hotlink protection will be listed within the exact same section, so you can easily disable this service for any of them with just a mouse click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you start a semi-dedicated server account and you learn that somebody is linking to your files without your authorization, you will be able to easily cut them off by switching on the hotlink security feature we offer you. While the standard way to do this is to set up an .htaccess file, we have a special tool which can easily perform this automatically and you'll only need to select the site in question and to decide whether our system should set up the necessary file within the primary folder or within a subfolder. The tool is a component of our customized Hepsia Control Panel and features the exact same user-friendly interface, so you'll be able to use it without any problems even in case you have never used any web hosting service before. You could switch off the hotlink security function for any website/folder with a mouse click from exactly the same section.