Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you develop an Internet site, another person may want to use the images you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their Internet site, they could simply put links directly to your Internet site. In this way, each time a visitor opens their site, the images shall be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright issues which may appear or that somebody can be trying to deceive people into thinking that they're in fact on your website. In rare instances, documents and other sorts of files could also be linked in the exact same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you can permit hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Web Hosting

It won't take more than a number of clicks to switch on the hotlink security feature we offer you even if this is the 1st website hosting account which you use, as all our Linux web hosting packages include a quite simple and easy to work with tool that will enable you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is part of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, so it has the very same easy-to-use point & click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply need to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to secure from a drop-down list. If you wish to switch on this feature only for a particular Internet site folder, you will have the option to do that. All Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear inside this section and you can turn off the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given site and clicking on the Delete button.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you create a semi-dedicated server account and you find out that another person is linking to your files without your authorization, you will be able to easily cut them off by switching on the hotlink security feature we offer you. While the regular method of doing this is to generate an .htaccess file, we've got a special tool that can perform this automatically and you'll only have to pick the website in question and to determine whether our system should set up the needed file inside the main folder or in a subfolder. The tool is an element of our custom made Hepsia Control Panel and has the same user-friendly interface, so you'll be able to use it with no complications even if you have never used any website hosting service before. You are able to switch off the hotlink protection feature for any website/folder with a click from exactly the same section.