Hotlinking is a term that identifies the addition of images on a particular website by using direct links. When you have site A, for example, and an individual creates website B and wishes to include a few 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 website to the images on yours. Subsequently, whenever a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, since the images will load directly from your website hosting account. This method is usually used for documents and other types of files also. If you want to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you can restrict their capability to use direct links to your files on their sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our cloud web hosting include a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to shield your content from appearing on third-party Internet sites with literally just 2 clicks, even if you do not have much experience with such matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and as soon as you open it, you will just need to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. Additionally, you can also select if the hotlink protection shall be enabled for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You shall not need to do anything else, due to the fact that our system will create an .htaccess file automatically in the preferred location and shall add the required code inside it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed within the exact same section, so you could disable this service for each of them with just a mouse click.