Hotlinking is a term that represents the addition of images on a particular site through the use of direct links. If you have site A, for example, and an individual creates site B and wishes to include a couple of images from your Internet site, they're able to either save the images and then include them on their Internet site or they may simply place links on their Internet site to the images on yours. Thus, every time a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, because the images will load directly from your hosting account. This method is oftentimes used for documents and other kinds 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 limit their ability to use direct links to your files on their websites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can easily shield your content if you create an .htaccess file in the website’s root folder, but just in case you do not have previous experience, you should use our hotlink protection tool. The latter comes with all cloud hosting packages which we offer and can be accessed through the in-house built Hepsia CP. The protection can be activated in two simple steps - pick the domain or subdomain for the Internet site in question, then pick if our system should set up the .htaccess file within the main folder or in a subfolder and you shall be all set. You don't require any coding expertise or any experience with this kind of matters, because there will be nothing else to do. If you wish to remove the protection eventually, you could see all of the websites that are protected inside the exact same section of the Control Panel with a Delete button alongside each of them.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We provide you with an effective solution to protect your entire content and even if you are not quite tech-savvy, you'll be able to take advantage of it with a couple of clicks. The conventional way to enable server-side hotlink security is to create an .htaccess file and to include a couple of directives within it. With the tool which you'll find in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will simply have to select the Internet site that you want to secure and our system will create the .htaccess file for you, including all of the essential content inside it. You may also use this feature for only one folder rather than the entire Internet site - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file needs to be set up. If you no longer want the hotlink security to be active, you may deactivate it with just one click via the very same section of your Control Panel.