Hotlinking is a term which identifies the addition of images on a particular website via direct links. If you have site A, for instance, and a person creates site B and wants to add a few images from your Internet site, they are able to either save the images and then add them on their website or they could simply place links on their Internet site to the images on yours. As a result, when a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, as the images shall load directly from your website hosting account. This approach is sometimes used for documents and other sorts of files as well. If you would like to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you are able to restrict their ability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

Due to the fact that our Linux cloud hosting feature a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to protect your content from showing on third-party websites with literally just two clicks, even if you don't have much experience with such matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and as soon as you open it, you will just need to select the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. In addition, you could also choose if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You will not need to do anything else, as our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and shall add the required code within it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed in the exact same section, so you can disable this service for any of them with just a mouse click.