Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet term for linking to another website’s images. In other words, if you create an Internet site, someone else may want to use the images that you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their own site, they could simply put links to your website. In this way, each time a visitor opens their Internet site, the images will be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, in addition to the copyright issues that could present themselves or that someone can be trying to trick people into believing that they are actually on your Internet site. In rare situations, documents and other types of files can also be linked in the exact same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this kind of situations, you may permit hotlink protection for your website.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

As our Linux cloud hosting feature a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to protect your content from displaying on third-party Internet sites with literally no more than two mouse clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this sort of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and as soon as you open it, you will just have to choose the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. Furthermore, you may also choose if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You won't have to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and shall add the necessary code inside it. All websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed within the same section, so you can disable this service for each of them with just a mouse click.