Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you develop a website, another person may want to use the images you have and instead of downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their site, they can simply put links straight to your site. That way, when a visitor opens their site, the images will be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright problems that can arise or that somebody could be trying to deceive people into believing that they're in fact on your Internet site. In rare situations, documents and other kinds of files could also be linked in the same exact way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you can activate hotlink protection for your site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
Due to the fact that our cloud hosting include a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to defend your content from showing on third-party sites with literally only 2 clicks, even if you don't have very much experience with this sort of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel 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 can also pick if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You will not have to do anything else, as our system will create an .htaccess file automatically within the preferred location and shall add the needed code inside it. All websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed within the same section, so you can disable this service for any 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 someone is linking to your files without your approval, you may easily cut them off by activating the hotlink protection feature that we offer you. While the conventional technique of doing that is to create an .htaccess file, we have a special tool that can easily execute this automatically and you will only have to pick the Internet site in question and to decide whether our system should create the required file within the main folder or inside a subfolder. The tool is part of our customized Hepsia Control Panel and features the same user-friendly interface, so you will be able to use it without any problems even if you have never used any web hosting service before. You may turn off the hotlink security function for any website/folder with a click through exactly the same section.