Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you build a site, another person may want to use the images that you have and rather than downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their Internet site, they could simply put links directly to your site. In this way, whenever a visitor opens their Internet site, the images will be loaded from your account, thus stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, not to mention the copyright issues that could develop or that someone may be trying to trick people into believing that they're actually on your site. In rare instances, documents and other types of files could also be linked in the exact same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you may permit hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

Due to the fact that our cloud hosting come with a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to shield your content from displaying on third-party Internet sites with literally just two clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with this kind of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and as soon as you open it, you'll just have to select the domain or subdomain you want to protect. Furthermore, you may also choose if the hotlink protection shall be enabled for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You'll not have to do anything else, because our system will create an .htaccess file automatically inside the preferred location and will add the needed code within it. All websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed inside the same section, so you can easily disable this service for each of them with just a click.