Hotlinking is a term that represents the addition of images on a given website via direct links. If you have website A, for instance, and someone creates site B and wishes to add a number of images from your website, they could either save the images and then add them on their site or they can simply place links on their website to the images on yours. As a result, whenever a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, since the images shall load straight from your web hosting account. This method is oftentimes used for documents and other sorts of files also. If you want to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you could restrict their capability to use direct links to your files on their websites.
Hotlinking Protection in Website Hosting
Due to the fact that our website hosting include a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to shield your content from showing on third-party websites with literally no more than 2 clicks, even if you do not have a lot of experience with this type of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and once you open it, you will just have to choose the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. In addition, you can also select if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You won't have to do anything else, as our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and will include the necessary code inside it. All sites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed inside the same section, so you can disable this service for each of them with a click.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you create a semi-dedicated server account and you discover that someone is linking to your files without your authorization, you will be able to easily cut them off by enabling the hotlink protection function we provide. While the conventional technique of doing that is to set up an .htaccess file, we have got a special tool which is able to perform this automatically and you shall simply have to pick the site in question and to determine whether our system should create the required file in the primary folder or within a subfolder. The tool is a component of our custom made Hepsia CP and provides exactly the same user-friendly interface, so you'll be able to use it without problems even when you have never used any website hosting service before. You'll be able to disable the hotlink protection function for any website/folder with a click through exactly the same section.