Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you build a website, somebody else may want to use the images that you have and instead of downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own website, they may simply put links directly to your Internet site. In this way, when a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, in addition to the copyright problems that may arise or that someone could be trying to trick people into believing that they are in fact on your site. In rare occasions, documents and other types of files can also be linked in the very same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you may activate hotlink protection for your website.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Because our Linux cloud web hosting packages feature a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to shield your content from displaying on third-party sites with literally only two mouse clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this sort of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you will just have to pick the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. In addition, you could also choose if the hotlink protection shall be enabled for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You will not need to do anything else, due to the fact that our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically inside the preferred location and will add the needed code inside it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed within the exact same section, so you can disable this service for any of them with just a click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We provide you with an effective solution to secure your content and even if you aren't really tech-savvy, you could benefit from it with just a few mouse clicks. The common way for you to enable server-side hotlink protection is to set up an .htaccess file and to include a couple of directives inside it. With the tool which you will find inside the Hepsia CP, supplied with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will simply need to choose the site that you intend to secure and our system will set up the .htaccess file for you, including all of the necessary content in it. You could also use this option for only one folder instead of the whole website - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file has to be created. If you no longer require the hotlink security to be active, you'll be able to disable it with a single click through the exact same section of your Control Panel.