Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you develop an Internet site, some other person may want to use the images which you have and instead of downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own website, they may simply put links to your website. That way, each time a visitor opens their site, the images shall be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright issues which may develop or that someone could be trying to trick people into believing that they are in fact on your Internet site. In rare instances, documents and other kinds of files could also be linked in the very same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid such situations, you could activate hotlink protection for your Internet site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
Due to the fact that our Linux cloud web hosting packages include a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to shield your content from displaying on third-party sites with literally only a couple of clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this type of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and once you open it, you will just have to choose the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. Additionally, you can also pick if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You'll not have to do anything else, as our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically in the desired location and will include the required code inside it. All websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed inside the exact same section, so you may disable this service for each of them with just a mouse click.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you create a semi-dedicated server account and you discover that somebody is linking to your files without your permission, you can easily cut them off by enabling the hotlink security feature we offer. While the regular way to do that is to set up an .htaccess file, we've got a special tool that can easily perform this automatically and you'll only have to select the website in question and to choose whether our system should create the needed file in the main folder or within a subfolder. The tool is an element of our custom made Hepsia Control Panel and features exactly the same user-friendly interface, so you'll be able to use it without difficulties even if you have never used any website hosting service before. You could deactivate the hotlink protection feature for any website/folder with a click from the exact same section.