Hotlinking is a term which represents the addition of images on a given website through the use of direct links. When you have site A, for instance, and someone creates website B and wishes to include a few images from your Internet site, they are able to either save the images and then include them on their website or they could simply place links on their site to the images on yours. Consequently, each time a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own website A, since the images will load directly from your web hosting account. This approach is sometimes used for documents and other kinds of files also. If you wish to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own web hosting account’s resources, you could limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

It will not take more than a number of mouse clicks to activate the hotlink protection feature that we offer you even if this is the very first website hosting account that you use, due to the fact that all of our cloud hosting service feature a quite simple and user-friendly tool that will allow you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, so it has the same intuitive point-and-click interface. After you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply have to pick the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect from a drop-down list. If you wish to enable this service only for a certain website folder, you will have the option to do that. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will appear within this section and you can deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox next to the given Internet site and clicking on the Delete button.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

We provide you with an uncomplicated solution to shield your content and even if you aren't very tech-savvy, you could benefit from it with several 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 find in the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll simply need to choose the Internet site that you want to secure and our system shall create the .htaccess file for you, including all of the required content within it. You could also use this function for just one folder instead of the entire Internet site - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file has to be created. If you no longer need the hotlink security to be enabled, you'll be able to deactivate it with just one mouse click via the very same section of your CP.