Hotlinking is a term which refers to the addition of images on a given site by using direct links. If you have website A, for instance, and somebody creates website B and wishes to include a number of images from your site, they can either save the images and then add them on their website or they could simply place links on their site to the images on yours. As a result, whenever a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, as the images shall load directly from your website hosting account. This approach is typically used for documents and other kinds of files too. If you wish to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own web hosting account’s resources, you are able to limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their sites.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
Since our Linux cloud hosting packages feature a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you will be able to protect your content from showing on third-party sites with literally just a couple of mouse clicks, even if you do not have much experience with this kind of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you will only have to select the domain or subdomain you want to protect. Additionally, you can also select if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You shall not have to do anything else, due to the fact that our system will create an .htaccess file automatically inside the preferred location and shall include the necessary code within it. All websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed in the exact same section, so you can easily disable this service for each of them with a click.