Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet term for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you develop a website, somebody else may want to use the images you have and instead of downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their own site, they could simply put links directly to your site. This way, each time a visitor opens their site, the images shall be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright problems which could present themselves or that somebody can be trying to deceive people into thinking that they're actually on your website. In rare instances, documents and other kinds of files could also be linked in the very same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid such situations, you may activate hotlink protection for your site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
Due to the fact that our Linux cloud hosting feature a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to shield your content from showing on third-party websites with literally no more than two clicks, even if you don't have a lot of experience with this type of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and once you open it, you'll just have to pick the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. Optionally, you may also choose if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You shall not have to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and shall add the needed code in it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed within the same section, so you can easily disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We provide an effective solution to secure your whole content and even if you aren't really tech-savvy, you could benefit from it with just a few clicks. The usual technique to activate server-side hotlink security is to create an .htaccess file and to include a number of directives within it. With the tool that you'll discover inside the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will only have to choose the site which you want to protect and our system shall set up the .htaccess file for you, including all the needed content within it. You can also use this feature for just one folder instead of the whole Internet site - you just have 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 disable it with just one click via the same section of your Control Panel.