Hotlinking is an expression which represents the inclusion of images on a given Internet site through the use of direct links. When you have website A, for instance, and a person creates site B and wants to add a few images from your website, they could either save the images and then add them on their website or they could simply place links on their site to the images on yours. As a result, every time a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own website A, since the images will load directly from your web hosting account. This approach is typically used for documents and other types of files as well. If you'd like to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you could limit their ability to use direct links to your files on their sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Because our Linux cloud web hosting services include a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to protect your content from showing on third-party Internet sites with literally only 2 mouse clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with this sort of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP and as soon as you open it, you'll only have to pick the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. Optionally, you may also pick if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You won't need to do anything else, due to the fact that our system will create an .htaccess file automatically within the preferred location and will add the necessary code in it. All Internet websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed within the very same section, so that you can disable this service for each of them with just a mouse click.