Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you build a site, somebody else may want to use the images that you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their site, they could simply put links to your site. In this way, whenever a visitor opens their website, the images will be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, not to mention the copyright issues which could appear or that someone could be trying to deceive people into thinking that they're in fact on your Internet site. In rare occasions, documents and other kinds of files can also be linked in the very same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you can permit hotlink protection for your website.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
Due to the fact that our cloud hosting feature a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to protect your content from appearing on third-party websites with literally just 2 mouse clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with this kind of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you will only have to select the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. In addition, you may also select if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You shall not have to do anything else, as our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically inside the preferred location and shall include the necessary code within it. All websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed within the very same section, so you can easily disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you create a semi-dedicated server account and you learn that somebody is linking to your files without your consent, you can easily cut them off by activating the hotlink protection feature that we provide. While the standard technique of doing this is to generate an .htaccess file, we have a special tool that is able to execute this automatically and you will simply have to pick the Internet site in question and to determine whether our system should generate the necessary file inside the primary folder or within a subfolder. The tool is part of our custom Hepsia CP and has exactly the same user-friendly interface, so you will be able to use it with no problems even in case you have never used any web hosting service before. You are able to turn off the hotlink protection feature for any website/folder with a mouse click through exactly the same section.