Hotlinking is a term that represents the inclusion of images on a given Internet site through the use of direct links. When you have site A, for instance, and a person creates site B and wishes to include a number of images from your website, they are able to 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. Thus, each time a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, because the images will load straight from your website hosting account. This approach is sometimes used for documents and other types of files as well. If you'd like to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to limit their ability to use direct links to your files on their websites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

Since our cloud hosting come with a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to defend your content from displaying on third-party websites with literally no more than two mouse clicks, even if you don't have much experience with such matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and once you open it, you will just have to choose the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. Optionally, you can also select if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You won't have to do anything else, because our system will create an .htaccess file automatically in the needed location and shall add the necessary code in it. All websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed inside the same section, so you could disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

We provide you with a simple solution to shield your whole content and even if you aren't very tech-savvy, you could take full advantage of it with a couple of mouse clicks. The usual technique to enable server-side hotlink security is to generate an .htaccess file and to add a number of directives within it. With the tool that you'll find within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will only need to choose the website that you want to secure and our system shall create the .htaccess file for you, including all the necessary content within it. You may also use this feature for only one folder as opposed to the whole Internet site - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file has to be set up. If you no longer require the hotlink protection to be active, you could disable it with a single click from the very same section of your CP.