Hotlinking is a term that refers to the addition of images on a given site via direct links. In case you have site A, for instance, and someone creates site B and wishes to include a couple of images from your site, they're able to either save the images and then add them on their Internet site or they could simply put links on their site to the images on yours. Thus, whenever a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own website A, as the images will load straight from your hosting account. This technique is oftentimes used for documents and other kinds of files also. If you would like to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own web hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to limit their ability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

As our Linux cloud hosting packages come with a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to defend your content from displaying on third-party Internet sites with literally just two mouse clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this kind of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP and as soon as you open it, you will just need to select the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. In addition, you can also select if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You'll not have to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the preferred location and will add the necessary code in it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed inside the exact same section, so you may disable this service for any of them with just a mouse click.