Hotlinking is a widely 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 rather than downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their site, they could simply put links directly to your website. This way, whenever a visitor opens their Internet site, the images shall be loaded from your account, thus stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright issues which could appear or that somebody can be trying to trick people into thinking that they're actually on your site. In rare situations, documents and other types of files could also be linked in the very same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid such situations, you can enable hotlink protection for your Internet site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
It will not take more than a few clicks to enable the hotlink security feature we offer even if this is the very first hosting account which you use, since all our cloud website hosting services feature a quite simple and easy to work with tool that will allow you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, so it provides the same intuitive point-and-click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply have to select the domain or subdomain that you would like to secure from a drop-down list. If you want to switch on this service only for a certain Internet site folder, you will have the option to do that. All sites with enabled hotlink protection will appear in this section and you will be able to turn off the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given website and pressing the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you open a semi-dedicated server account and you learn that somebody is linking to your files without your consent, you will be able to easily cut them off by enabling the hotlink security feature that we offer you. While the common method of doing that is to set up an .htaccess file, we've got a special tool that is able to perform this automatically and you'll only have to select the Internet site in question and to choose whether our system should set up the required file within the primary folder or in 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 issues even if you have never used any web hosting service before. You could turn off the hotlink security feature for any website/folder with a click from the same section.