Hotlinking is an expression which identifies the addition of images on a given Internet site via direct links. If you have site A, for instance, and an individual creates site B and wants to include a couple of images from your site, they can either save the images and then include them on their site or they could simply place links on their website to the images on yours. Subsequently, when a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, since the images shall load straight from your web hosting account. This process is typically used for documents and other kinds of files as well. If you wish to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you could limit their ability to use direct links to your files on their sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Website Hosting

It will not require more than several mouse clicks to activate the hotlink security feature we offer even if this is the very first website hosting account you use, because all of our Linux website hosting packages include a simple and easy-to-use tool that will allow you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, so it features the same exact easy-to-use point-and-click interface. As soon as you log in to your account’s back office and navigate to the Hotlink Protection section, you will only have to select the domain or subdomain that you want to secure from a drop-down list. If you want to activate this function only for a certain Internet site folder, you will have the option to do that. All Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection will appear within this section and you can disable the service by selecting the checkbox next to the given website and pressing the Delete button.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our company offers a simple solution to shield your entire content and even if you aren't really tech-savvy, you'll be able to benefit from it with a few mouse clicks. The common way to turn on server-side hotlink protection is to generate an .htaccess file and to include a number of directives within it. With the tool which you'll discover within the Hepsia CP, provided with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will simply have to choose the website which you would like to protect and our system shall set up the .htaccess file for you, including all the needed content in it. You can even use this feature for only one folder rather than the whole Internet site - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file has to be created. If you no longer need the hotlink security to be enabled, you can disable it with a single mouse click via the same exact section of your Control Panel.