Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet term for linking to another website’s images. In other words, if you build an Internet site, someone else may want to use the images that you have and rather than downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own website, they can simply put links directly to your site. In this way, each time a visitor opens their site, the images will be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright problems which could develop or that someone could be trying to deceive people into believing that they're actually on your website. In rare occasions, documents and other kinds of files can also be linked in the same exact way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you could enable hotlink protection for your site.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Due to the fact that our cloud web hosting include a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to secure your content from showing on third-party sites with literally just 2 clicks, even if you do not have much experience with this type of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you will only have to pick the domain or subdomain that you want to protect. Furthermore, you can also pick if the hotlink protection shall be enabled for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You won't have to do anything else, due to the fact that our system will create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and will include the needed code inside it. All Internet websites with active hotlink protection will be listed within the exact same section, so you may disable this service for each of them with a click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our company offers an uncomplicated solution to secure your whole content and even if you aren't very tech-savvy, you can take full advantage of it with several clicks. The usual way for you to activate server-side hotlink protection is to create an .htaccess file and to add a couple of directives inside it. With the tool which you'll discover inside the Hepsia CP, included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll only need to pick the site which you want to secure and our system will create the .htaccess file for you, adding all of the necessary content within it. You can even use this feature for just one folder instead of the entire site - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file needs to be set up. If you no longer require the hotlink security to be enabled, you could disable it with just one click from the same section of your Control Panel.