Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you build an Internet site, another person may want to use the images you have and rather than downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own site, they may simply put links straight to your website. That way, when a visitor opens their site, the images shall be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, in addition to the copyright problems that may arise or that someone could be trying to deceive people into thinking that they are actually on your Internet site. In rare instances, documents and other types of files could also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you can enable hotlink protection for your website.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

Because our Linux cloud packages come with a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you will be able to shield your content from appearing on third-party Internet sites with literally only a couple of clicks, even if you do not have a lot of experience with this kind of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you will just need to choose the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. Additionally, you could also pick if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You won't need to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically inside the preferred location and shall include the required code inside it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed within exactly the same section, so you may disable this service for each of them with just a mouse click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We provide you with a simple solution to shield your entire content and even if you are not very tech-savvy, you'll be able to take full advantage of it with just a few mouse clicks. The common way to enable server-side hotlink security is to generate an .htaccess file and to include a number of directives inside it. With the tool that you'll discover within the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will simply have to pick the Internet site that you intend to protect and our system will create the .htaccess file for you, adding all of the essential content inside it. You could also use this feature for only one folder rather than the entire site - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file should be set up. If you no longer require the hotlink security to be enabled, you'll be able to disable it with just one click via the same section of your Control Panel.