Hotlinking is an expression which identifies the inclusion of images on a given website via direct links. In case you have website A, for instance, and somebody creates website B and wishes to include a number of images from your site, they are able to either save the images and then add them on their site or they can simply place links on their Internet site to the images on yours. Thus, whenever a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, as the images shall load from your website hosting account. This process is oftentimes 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 hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to restrict their ability to use direct links to your files on their websites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

Due to the fact that our Linux cloud hosting provide a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to protect your content from showing on third-party Internet sites with literally only 2 clicks, even if you do not have much experience with this type of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you'll just have to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. Optionally, you could also choose if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You won't have to do anything else, as our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically in the preferred location and shall add the needed code inside it. All sites with active hotlink protection shall be listed inside the very same section, so you can easily disable this service for any of them with a click.