Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you build an Internet site, some other person may want to use the images you have and instead of downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own Internet site, they may simply put links straight to your Internet site. That way, every time a visitor opens their site, the images will be loaded from your account, thus stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright problems which could appear or that someone may be trying to deceive people into thinking that they're in fact on your site. In rare situations, documents and other kinds of files can also be linked in the same exact way. To stop this from happening and to avoid such situations, you may activate hotlink protection for your site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
It won't require more than a couple of mouse clicks to activate the hotlink protection function that we offer you even if this is the 1st website hosting account that you use, due to the fact that all our Linux cloud hosting feature a simple and easy to work with tool that will enable you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is part of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, so it features the exact same intuitive point-and-click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and navigate to the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply need to pick the domain or subdomain that you'd like to secure from a drop-down list. If you wish to enable this function only for a certain website folder, you've got the option to do that. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will appear inside this section and you will be able to turn off the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given website and clicking on the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We provide an uncomplicated solution to protect your whole content and even if you are not really tech-savvy, you can take full advantage of it with a few mouse clicks. The standard approach to turn on server-side hotlink protection is to create an .htaccess file and to include a number of directives in it. With the tool that you'll find within the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will simply need to choose the website which you intend to secure and our system shall set up the .htaccess file for you, including all of the required content inside it. You could also use this feature for only one folder instead of the entire Internet site - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file has to be created. If you no longer want the hotlink security to be switched on, you may deactivate it with a single click via the exact same section of your Control Panel.