Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you build a website, someone else may want to use the images that you have and rather than downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their site, they can simply put links straight to your Internet site. In this way, every time a visitor opens their website, the images will be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, not to mention the copyright issues that could appear or that someone could be trying to trick people into thinking that they are in fact on your Internet site. In rare occasions, documents and other kinds of files may also be linked in the very same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you can enable hotlink protection for your website.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
Due to the fact that our Linux cloud website hosting come with a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to protect your content from showing on third-party websites with literally just a couple of mouse clicks, even if you don't have very much experience with this sort of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and as soon as you open it, you will just need to pick the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. Furthermore, you may also select if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You'll not need to do anything else, due to the fact that our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically inside the preferred location and shall add the necessary code in it. All websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed within the same section, so you can disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
Our company offers a simple solution to secure your entire content and even if you aren't really tech-savvy, you can take advantage of it with a couple of mouse clicks. The conventional way to enable server-side hotlink protection is to generate an .htaccess file and to add a number of directives in it. With the tool which you will find within the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll only need to choose the website which you want to protect and our system will create the .htaccess file for you, adding all of the needed content within it. You may also use this feature for only one folder as opposed to the entire website - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file needs to be created. If you no longer need the hotlink protection to be switched on, you'll be able to disable it with just one click via the same exact section of your CP.