Hotlinking is an expression that represents the inclusion of images on a given website via direct links. In case you have site A, for instance, and an individual creates website B and wants to include a number of 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. As a result, when a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, since the images shall load straight from your website hosting account. This technique is usually used for documents and other types of files too. If you wish to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you can restrict their ability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Because our Linux cloud web hosting packages provide a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you will be able to shield your content from displaying on third-party Internet sites with literally only a couple of mouse clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with this kind 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 which you want to protect. Additionally, you may also select if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You shall not need to do anything else, since our system will create an .htaccess file automatically within the preferred location and shall add the necessary code within it. All Internet websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed in the very same section, so you could disable this service for each of them with just a click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We offer an effective solution to secure your whole content and even if you aren't really tech-savvy, you are able to benefit from it with a couple of mouse clicks. The common way to enable server-side hotlink protection is to set up an .htaccess file and to add a few directives within it. With the tool that you'll find inside the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will simply have to pick the website that you would like to protect and our system will set up the .htaccess file for you, adding all of the needed content in it. You can even use this option for just one folder as opposed to the whole Internet site - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file has to be set up. If you no longer want the hotlink protection to be active, you could disable it with a single click via the same section of your Control Panel.