Hotlinking is an expression which refers to the inclusion of images on a particular website through direct links. In case you have site A, for example, and a person creates site B and wishes to add a number of images from your site, they can either save the images and then add them on their Internet site or they could simply place links on their site to the images on yours. Subsequently, whenever a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own website A, because the images will load from your hosting account. This method is oftentimes used for documents and other types of files too. If you'd like to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you are able to restrict their capability to use direct links to your files on their websites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

Due to the fact that our cloud hosting come with a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you will be able to secure your content from displaying on third-party sites with literally no more than a couple of mouse clicks, even if you don't have a lot of experience with this sort of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you'll just need to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. In addition, you may also choose if the hotlink protection shall be enabled for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You will not have to do anything else, as our system will create an .htaccess file automatically inside the preferred location and shall add the needed code within it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed in the exact same section, so you can easily disable this service for each of them with a mouse click.