Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet term for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you create a website, another person may want to use the images which you have and instead of downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their own Internet site, they can simply put links to your website. This way, every time a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, thus stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright problems that could present themselves or that someone can be trying to deceive people into thinking that they're actually on your site. In rare instances, documents and other types of files could also be linked in the same exact way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you may enable hotlink protection for your website.
Hotlinking Protection in Hosting
As our Linux hosting include a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you will be able to defend your content from appearing on third-party sites with literally only a couple of mouse clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this sort of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you will only have to pick the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. In addition, you could also select if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You'll not have to do anything else, as our system will create an .htaccess file automatically in the needed location and will add the needed code in it. All sites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed in the exact same section, so you can easily disable this service for each of them with just a mouse click.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our company offers an effective solution to shield your whole content and even if you aren't very tech-savvy, you can take full advantage of it with a few mouse clicks. The usual technique to activate server-side hotlink security is to set up an .htaccess file and to include a few directives in it. With the tool which you will find within the Hepsia CP, included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll only have to pick the site that you need to protect and our system will create the .htaccess file for you, adding all of the essential content inside it. You could also use this option for only one folder as opposed to the whole Internet site - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file should be created. If you no longer need the hotlink security to be switched on, you can deactivate it with just one mouse click via the very same section of your CP.