Hotlinking is a term which identifies the addition of images on a given Internet site by using direct links. If you have website A, for example, and a person creates website B and wishes to add a couple of images from your site, they are able to either save the images and then include them on their website or they could simply put links on their website to the images on yours. As a result, when a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, as the images shall load from your hosting account. This technique is oftentimes used for documents and other kinds of files as well. If you'd like to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own web hosting account’s resources, you could limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

It won't require more than a couple of mouse clicks to switch on the hotlink security function that we provide even if this is the 1st website hosting account you use, due to the fact that all our cloud web hosting come with a simple and easy to work with tool that will permit you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia CP, so it offers the same intuitive point-and-click interface. When you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you'll only need to pick the domain or subdomain you want to secure from a drop-down list. If you would like to enable this feature only for a particular site folder, you will have the option to do that. All Internet sites with active hotlink protection will appear within this section and you will be able to turn off the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given website and pressing the Delete button.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

We offer an uncomplicated solution to protect your whole content and even if you aren't quite tech-savvy, you are able to take full advantage of it with just a few clicks. The common approach to turn on server-side hotlink security is to generate an .htaccess file and to add a few directives inside it. With the tool that you'll find in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll only have to select the website which you would like to protect and our system shall set up the .htaccess file for you, including all of the essential content within it. You could also use this option for just one folder as opposed to the entire website - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file should be set up. If you no longer want the hotlink protection to be enabled, you could disable it with a single mouse click from the same section of your CP.