Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you build a site, some other person may want to use the images which you have and instead of downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their own website, they can simply put links to your website. This way, every time 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 which can appear or that somebody could be trying to deceive people into believing that they're in fact on your site. In rare situations, documents and other types of files can also be linked in the very same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you may permit hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

It shall not take more than a couple of clicks to enable the hotlink security feature that we offer you even if this is the 1st website hosting account you use, due to the fact that all our cloud plans feature a simple and easy-to-use tool that will enable you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is an element of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel, so it features the very same easy-to-use point & click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you'll only need to pick the domain or subdomain you want to protect from a drop-down list. If you would like to activate this service only for a certain site folder, you've got the option to do that. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will appear within this section and you can deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given website and pressing the Delete button.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

Our company offers a simple solution to secure your content and even if you aren't quite tech-savvy, you are able to benefit from it with several mouse clicks. The common way for you to turn on server-side hotlink protection is to generate an .htaccess file and to include a couple of directives in it. With the tool which you'll find in the Hepsia CP, offered with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will simply need to pick the website that you need to protect and our system will set up the .htaccess file for you, including all of the needed content in it. You can even use this feature for only one folder as opposed to the entire Internet site - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file has to be created. If you no longer want the hotlink security to be enabled, you can deactivate it with just one mouse click through the same section of your Control Panel.