Hotlinking is a term that refers to the inclusion of images on a given Internet site via direct links. In case you have website A, for example, and somebody creates website B and wants to add a couple of images from your website, they're able to either save the images and then include them on their site or they may simply put links on their site to the images on yours. Thus, when a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, since the images shall load straight from your website hosting account. This approach is sometimes used for documents and other sorts of files too. If you want to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own web hosting account’s resources, you could restrict their ability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
Because our Linux cloud website hosting packages provide a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to protect your content from showing on third-party websites with literally no more than two clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with such matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting CP and as soon as you open it, you'll just need to choose the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. Optionally, you could also choose if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You won't have to do anything else, as our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically in the desired location and will add the needed code inside it. All sites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed inside the exact same section, so you could disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We provide you with a simple solution to secure your content and even if you are not quite tech-savvy, you could take advantage of it with a couple of mouse clicks. The standard technique to turn on server-side hotlink protection is to set up an .htaccess file and to add a number of directives inside it. With the tool which you'll discover inside the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll simply have to select the website that you intend to secure and our system shall create the .htaccess file for you, including all of the essential content inside it. You may also use this function for only one folder instead of the entire website - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file should be set up. If you no longer require the hotlink protection to be enabled, you could disable it with one click via the exact same section of your CP.