Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you build an Internet site, someone else may want to use the images you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their own site, they may simply put links to your site. This way, whenever a visitor opens their Internet site, the images shall be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright problems that can arise or that someone can be trying to deceive people into thinking that they're actually on your Internet site. In rare instances, documents and other kinds of files can also be linked in the same exact way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this kind of situations, you can permit hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

It will not take more than a few mouse clicks to enable the hotlink protection feature we offer you even if this is the first website hosting account you use, due to the fact that all our Linux cloud web hosting packages include a rather simple and easy-to-use tool that will permit you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel, so it provides the exact same intuitive point & click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply have to choose the domain or subdomain you want to protect from a drop-down list. If you would like to enable this service only for a certain site folder, you've got the option to do that. All websites with active hotlink protection will appear within this section and you can turn off the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given Internet site and clicking on the Delete button.