Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you create a website, some other person may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their Internet site, they can simply put links straight to your site. This way, whenever a visitor opens their Internet site, the images will be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright problems that may present themselves or that someone can be trying to deceive people into believing that they're actually on your website. 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 type of situations, you could enable hotlink protection for your Internet site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
As our Linux cloud website hosting provide a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to shield your content from showing on third-party websites with literally just two clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with this kind of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and as soon as you open it, you'll only need to choose the domain or subdomain you want to protect. Additionally, you could also choose if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You will not need to do anything else, since our system will create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and will include the needed code inside it. All websites with active hotlink protection will be listed inside the very same section, so you can disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.