Hotlinking is a term which identifies the addition of images on a particular Internet site by using direct links. If you have site A, for instance, and a person creates website B and wishes to add a few images from your Internet site, they could either save the images and then add them on their Internet site or they can simply place links on their site to the images on yours. Thus, every time a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, since the images will load directly from your website hosting account. This process is oftentimes used for documents and other kinds of files as well. If you wish to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you could limit their ability to use direct links to your files on their websites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Due to the fact that our cloud web hosting plans include a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to protect your content from showing on third-party Internet sites with literally just a couple of clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this type of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you'll just need to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. Furthermore, you can also pick if the hotlink protection shall be enabled for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You won't need to do anything else, due to the fact that our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically inside the desired location and shall include the necessary code in it. All Internet websites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed within the same section, so you can easily disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.