Hotlinking is an expression that describes the addition of images on a particular Internet site through direct links. When you have site A, for example, and an individual creates website B and wishes to include a number of images from your Internet site, they are able to either save the images and then include them on their website or they can simply place links on their site to the images on yours. As a result, each time a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, because the images will load straight from your website hosting account. This method is usually used for documents and other types of files too. If you would like to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to restrict their ability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Web Hosting

It won't require more than several mouse clicks to activate the hotlink protection function we offer even if this is the 1st web hosting account you use, because all our Linux shared web hosting include a very simple and easy to work with tool that will allow you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, so it features the exact same intuitive point-and-click interface. After you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you'll only have to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to secure from a drop-down list. If you wish to switch on this function only for a particular website folder, you've got the option to do that. All sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear inside this section and you will be able to deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given website and clicking on the Delete button.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you open a semi-dedicated server account and you learn that somebody is linking to your files without your consent, you could easily cut them off by activating the hotlink security function which we offer you. While the conventional method of doing that is to set up an .htaccess file, we have got a special tool that can execute this automatically and you'll only have to choose the site in question and to choose whether our system should set up the required file in the primary folder or within a subfolder. The tool is an element of our custom Hepsia Control Panel and offers the same user-friendly interface, so you will be able to use it without any difficulties even in case you have never used any web hosting service before. You are able to deactivate the hotlink protection function for any website/folder with a click through the exact same section.