Hotlinking is an expression which describes the inclusion of images on a given website via direct links. If you have site A, for instance, and somebody creates website B and wants to include a few images from your website, they're able to either save the images and then include them on their site or they could simply place links on their website to the images on yours. Subsequently, whenever a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own website A, since the images shall load directly from your hosting account. This approach is sometimes used for documents and other sorts of files also. If you want to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you can limit their ability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

Since our Linux cloud website hosting feature a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to defend your content from displaying on third-party Internet sites with literally no more than a couple of clicks, even if you do not have a lot of experience with this type of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and when you open it, you will just have to pick the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. In addition, you may also select if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You'll not need to do anything else, due to the fact that our system will create an .htaccess file automatically inside the needed location and will include the needed code within it. All Internet websites with active hotlink protection will be listed inside exactly the same section, so you could disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.