Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you create an Internet site, someone else may want to use the images which you have and instead of downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their own Internet site, they can simply put links directly to your site. That way, when a visitor opens their Internet site, the images will be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, in addition to the copyright issues that may appear or that somebody can be trying to trick people into believing that they're actually on your website. In rare situations, documents and other sorts of files could also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid such situations, you may enable hotlink protection for your Internet site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
It shall not require more than a number of clicks to switch on the hotlink security function which we offer you even if this is the 1st web hosting account that you use, because all our cloud web hosting include a very simple and user-friendly tool that will enable you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is an element of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel, so it has the same easy-to-use point & click interface. When you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply have to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to secure from a drop-down list. If you would like to switch on this function only for a certain site folder, you will have the option to do that. All Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection will appear in this section and you could deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given site and pressing the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We offer an uncomplicated solution to shield your whole content and even if you aren't quite tech-savvy, you could take full advantage of it with a few mouse clicks. The conventional technique to enable server-side hotlink protection is to set up an .htaccess file and to include a number of directives inside it. With the tool which you'll find in the Hepsia CP, included with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will only need to choose the Internet site that you want to protect and our system will set up the .htaccess file for you, adding all the required content inside it. You can even use this option for only one folder instead of the entire Internet site - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file should be created. If you no longer want the hotlink security to be active, you'll be able to deactivate it with just one click from the same section of your CP.