Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you create a website, someone else may want to use the images which you have and instead of downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their Internet site, they can simply put links to your site. In this way, when a visitor opens their site, the images shall be loaded from your account, thus stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright issues which could appear or that somebody could be trying to deceive people into thinking that they are in fact on your site. In rare situations, documents and other sorts of files may also be linked in the exact same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you could enable hotlink protection for your site.
Hotlinking Protection in Shared Hosting
Because our shared packages come with a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to protect your content from showing on third-party sites with literally only two clicks, even if you don't have a lot of experience with this type of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting CP and as soon as you open it, you will only need to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. Additionally, you could also select if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You won't have to do anything else, due to the fact that our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically in the needed location and will include the needed code within it. All sites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed inside the exact same section, so you may disable this service for each of them with just a mouse click.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you start a semi-dedicated server account and you discover that somebody is linking to your files without your authorization, you will be able to easily cut them off by enabling the hotlink protection feature which we offer you. While the typical way to do that is to create an .htaccess file, we have got a special tool which is able to execute this automatically and you shall only need to choose the site in question and to choose whether our system should generate the required file inside the primary folder or inside a subfolder. The tool is an element of our custom Hepsia CP and has the exact same user-friendly interface, so you'll be able to use it with no problems even in case you have never used any web hosting service before. You'll be able to switch off the hotlink protection feature for any website/folder with a mouse click from the exact same section.