Hotlinking is an expression that describes the inclusion of images on a particular site through direct links. In case you have site A, for example, and someone creates site B and wishes to add a few 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 Internet site to the images on yours. Consequently, when a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, as the images shall load straight from your hosting account. This process is sometimes used for documents and other types of files as well. If you would like to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own web hosting account’s resources, you can restrict their ability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Because our Linux shared website hosting feature a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to shield your content from displaying on third-party websites with literally no more than a couple of mouse clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with this kind of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you will only need to select the domain or subdomain you want to protect. Furthermore, you can also pick if the hotlink protection shall be enabled for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You won't need to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and will include the needed code inside it. All websites with active hotlink protection will be listed inside exactly the same section, so you may disable this service for any of them with just a click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We provide you with an effective solution to shield your content and even if you are not really tech-savvy, you'll be able to take full advantage of it with just a few mouse clicks. The conventional way to turn on server-side hotlink protection is to create an .htaccess file and to add a number of directives within it. With the tool which you will find within the Hepsia Control Panel, supplied with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll only need to select the website which you want to protect and our system shall create the .htaccess file for you, adding all the essential content within it. You could also use this feature for only one folder rather than the entire Internet site - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file has to be set up. If you no longer require the hotlink security to be switched on, you can disable it with just one click from the same exact section of your Control Panel.