Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you develop an Internet site, some other person may want to use the images that you have and instead of downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their website, they could simply put links to your Internet site. In this way, whenever a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, in addition to the copyright issues that can develop or that somebody could be trying to deceive people into believing that they're in fact on your site. In rare situations, documents and other kinds of files could also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid such situations, you could activate hotlink protection for your Internet site.
Hotlinking Protection in Website Hosting
It shall not require more than a number of mouse clicks to enable the hotlink security function which we offer even if this is the 1st website hosting account you use, due to the fact that all our Linux website hosting come with a quite simple and user-friendly tool that will permit you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our advanced Hepsia CP, so it offers the same intuitive point-and-click interface. When you log in to your account’s back office and navigate to the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply need to choose the domain or subdomain that you want to protect from a drop-down list. If you wish to switch on this feature only for a certain Internet site folder, you've got the option to do that. All Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear within this section and you will be able to disable the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given site and clicking on the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We provide you with a simple solution to shield your entire content and even if you are not really tech-savvy, you can benefit from it with a few clicks. The standard approach to activate server-side hotlink security is to set up an .htaccess file and to include a number of directives within it. With the tool that you will find inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will only need to choose the site which you intend to secure and our system will set up the .htaccess file for you, adding all the essential content inside it. You could also use this function for only one folder instead of the entire site - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file should be created. If you no longer want the hotlink protection to be enabled, you can deactivate it with just one mouse click via the exact same section of your Control Panel.