Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you develop an Internet site, someone else may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own site, they can simply put links to your site. In this way, each time a visitor opens their website, the images will be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, not to mention the copyright issues which can develop or that someone could be trying to trick people into believing that they're actually on your Internet site. In rare situations, documents and other kinds of files may also be linked in the same exact way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you can permit hotlink protection for your website.

Hotlinking Protection in Web Hosting

Due to the fact that our web hosting provide a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to secure your content from displaying on third-party Internet sites with literally no more than two mouse clicks, even if you don't have a lot of experience with such matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and as soon as you open it, you will just have to choose the domain or subdomain that you want to protect. Optionally, you can also select if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You shall not have to do anything else, since our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically inside the needed location and will include the necessary code in it. All Internet websites with active hotlink protection will be listed inside exactly the same section, so you can disable this service for each of them with a click.