Hotlinking is a term that identifies the addition of images on a given website through the use of direct links. When you have site A, for instance, and a person creates site B and wishes to add a couple of images from your website, they're able to either save the images and then include them on their website or they could simply place links on their Internet site to the images on yours. Thus, each time a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own website A, since the images shall load directly from your website hosting account. This approach is typically used for documents and other kinds of files too. If you would like to prevent 3rd 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 Cloud Hosting
Due to the fact that our Linux cloud hosting provide a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to protect your content from showing on third-party websites with literally just a couple of clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this kind of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you will only have to pick the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. In addition, you may also pick if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You will not need to do anything else, since our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically inside the preferred location and shall include the necessary code inside it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed in the same section, so you may disable this service for each of them with just a click.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you create a semi-dedicated server account and you find out that someone is linking to your files without your authorization, you may easily cut them off by switching on the hotlink security function that we offer you. While the standard method of doing that is to set up an .htaccess file, we have a special tool that is able to execute this automatically and you will only need to pick the Internet site in question and to decide whether our system should set up the needed file in the primary folder or in a subfolder. The tool is an element of our customized Hepsia Control Panel and features exactly the same user-friendly interface, so you'll be able to use it without any difficulties even if you have never used any hosting service before. You'll be able to turn off the hotlink security feature for any website/folder with a click through exactly the same section.