Hotlinking is a term that identifies the inclusion of images on a particular website through direct links. If you have website A, for instance, and somebody creates website B and wishes to add a couple of images from your website, they're able to either save the images and then include them on their Internet site or they could simply put links on their Internet site to the images on yours. Subsequently, every time a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, since the images will load from your website hosting account. This method is usually used for documents and other types of files also. If you'd like to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own web 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 Website Hosting
Due to the fact that our Linux cloud website hosting packages include a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to secure your content from showing on third-party sites with literally no more than two mouse clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this kind of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and once you open it, you'll just have to select the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. Optionally, you can also pick if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You'll not have to do anything else, due to the fact that our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the desired location and will include the necessary code within it. All sites with active hotlink protection will be listed inside the exact same section, so you can easily disable this service for any of them with just a click.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We provide a simple solution to secure your entire content and even if you are not quite tech-savvy, you are able to benefit from it with just a few mouse clicks. The standard way for you to activate server-side hotlink security is to set up an .htaccess file and to add a number of directives in it. With the tool which you'll discover within the Hepsia CP, supplied with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will only have to pick the website that you need to protect and our system will create the .htaccess file for you, adding all of the essential content inside it. You can even use this feature for only one folder rather than the entire Internet site - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file should be set up. If you no longer need the hotlink security to be active, you may deactivate it with just one mouse click via the same exact section of your CP.