Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. In other words, if you develop a website, some other person may want to use the images that you have and instead of downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own site, they can simply put links straight to your site. This way, each time a visitor opens their Internet site, the images will be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright issues which could appear or that somebody may be trying to deceive people into thinking that they are actually on your site. In rare instances, documents and other types of files may also be linked in the very same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this kind of situations, you can permit hotlink protection for your site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
Since our Linux cloud web hosting services feature a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to protect your content from displaying on third-party Internet sites with literally only 2 mouse clicks, even if you don't have a lot of experience with such matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and when you open it, you will just need to pick the domain or subdomain you want to protect. Optionally, you can also pick if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You will not have to do anything else, due to the fact that our system will create an .htaccess file automatically inside the preferred location and will include the required code within it. All sites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed in the same section, so you can easily disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our company offers an effective solution to secure your content and even if you aren't really tech-savvy, you are able to benefit from it with a few mouse clicks. The usual approach to activate server-side hotlink security is to generate an .htaccess file and to include a couple of directives inside it. With the tool that you'll find within the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will simply need to choose the Internet site that you need to protect and our system shall create the .htaccess file for you, adding all of the required content in it. You can even use this feature for only one folder as opposed to the entire site - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file has to be set up. If you no longer require the hotlink protection to be enabled, you can disable it with a single mouse click from the same section of your Control Panel.