Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet term for linking to another website’s images. In other words, if you develop an Internet site, some other person may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their Internet site, they can simply put links directly to your Internet site. In this way, every time a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright issues which can appear or that someone can be trying to deceive people into believing that they're actually on your Internet site. In rare instances, documents and other types of files may also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this kind of situations, you could permit hotlink protection for your website.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

Due to the fact that our Linux cloud hosting service include a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to secure your content from appearing on third-party sites with literally only 2 clicks, even if you don't have a lot of experience with this type of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you'll just have to select the domain or subdomain you want to protect. Additionally, you could also choose if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You'll not have to do anything else, since our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the desired location and shall add the needed code within it. All websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed within the very same section, so you may disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our company offers an uncomplicated solution to shield your entire content and even if you are not really tech-savvy, you are able to take full advantage of it with a couple of clicks. The usual approach to activate server-side hotlink security is to generate an .htaccess file and to add a number of directives within it. With the tool that you will find in the Hepsia CP, supplied with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll only have to select the site that you want to protect and our system will set up the .htaccess file for you, adding all of the essential content in it. You may also use this option for only one folder rather than the entire Internet site - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file needs to be created. If you no longer want the hotlink security to be active, you may disable it with just one mouse click via the same exact section of your Control Panel.