Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet term for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you create a site, somebody else may want to use the images you have and rather than downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their website, they can simply put links to your website. This way, each time a visitor opens their Internet site, the images will be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright problems which may arise or that someone can be trying to trick people into thinking that they are actually on your Internet site. In rare instances, documents and other sorts of files may also be linked in the very same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you could activate hotlink protection for your website.
Hotlinking Protection in Website Hosting
Because our Linux website hosting
feature a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to shield your content from appearing on third-party websites with literally no more than a couple of mouse clicks, even if you don't have much experience with such matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you'll only have to select the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. In addition, you could also choose if the hotlink protection shall be enabled for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You will not have to do anything else, since our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the desired location and will include the needed code in it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed in the exact same section, so you could disable this service for any of them with just a click.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you open a semi-dedicated server
account and you discover that someone is linking to your files without your consent, you will be able to easily cut them off by enabling the hotlink protection feature which we offer you. While the conventional way to do that is to generate an .htaccess file, we have got a special tool that can easily execute this automatically and you'll only have to select the website in question and to decide whether our system should create the needed file within the main folder or inside a subfolder. The tool is an element of our customized Hepsia Control Panel and offers the exact same user-friendly interface, so you will be able to use it with no difficulties even if you have never used any web hosting service before. You could switch off the hotlink security function for any website/folder with a mouse click from exactly the same section.