Hotlinking is an expression which represents the addition of images on a given site through the use of direct links. If you have website A, for example, and an individual creates website B and wants to add a few images from your website, they could either save the images and then include them on their Internet site or they may simply put links on their website to the images on yours. Consequently, each time a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, as the images will load from your website hosting account. This process is typically used for documents and other sorts of files too. If you'd 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 capability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Web Hosting

Due to the fact that our shared web hosting feature a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to secure your content from appearing on third-party sites with literally just two mouse clicks, even if you don't have a lot of experience with such matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you'll just have to select the domain or subdomain that you want to protect. Furthermore, you can also choose if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You shall not have to do anything else, due to the fact that our system will create an .htaccess file automatically inside the needed location and will add the required code in it. All Internet websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed in the exact same section, so you can easily disable this service for each of them with just a click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you start a semi-dedicated server account and you learn that another person is linking to your files without your authorization, you could easily cut them off by enabling the hotlink protection function that we offer. While the common technique of doing this is to create an .htaccess file, we have got a special tool which is able to execute this automatically and you shall only have to pick the site in question and to determine whether our system should generate the needed file within the primary folder or within a subfolder. The tool is a component of our customized Hepsia Control Panel and features exactly the same user-friendly interface, so you will be able to use it without any complications even in case you have never used any hosting service before. You could deactivate the hotlink security feature for any website/folder with a click through the exact same section.