Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you create a website, someone else may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their site, they can simply put links to your site. In this way, when a visitor opens their website, the images will be loaded from your account, thus stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright issues that can appear or that somebody may be trying to trick people into thinking that they are actually on your Internet site. In rare instances, documents and other kinds of files could also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this kind of situations, you may enable hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

Due to the fact that our Linux cloud packages provide a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to secure your content from displaying on third-party Internet sites with literally only 2 clicks, even if you do not have a lot of experience with this type of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting CP and as soon as you open it, you will only have to choose the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. In addition, you could also choose if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You won't need to do anything else, as our system will create an .htaccess file automatically inside the desired location and shall add the necessary code within it. All sites with active hotlink protection shall be listed in the exact same section, so you can easily disable this service for any of them with a click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you start a semi-dedicated server account and you find out that somebody is linking to your files without your authorization, you may easily cut them off by activating the hotlink security feature we offer you. While the common technique of doing this is to create an .htaccess file, we have got a special tool which is able to execute this automatically and you shall only have to select the Internet site in question and to determine whether our system should set up the necessary file within the main folder or inside a subfolder. The tool is part of our custom Hepsia CP and offers the exact same user-friendly interface, so you'll be able to use it without complications even when you have never used any website hosting service before. You can deactivate the hotlink protection feature for any website/folder with a mouse click through exactly the same section.