Hotlinking is a term which refers to the inclusion of images on a particular site through the use of direct links. In case you have site A, for example, and someone creates website B and wants to add a couple of images from your website, they are able to either save the images and then include them on their Internet site or they may simply place links on their site to the images on yours. Subsequently, when a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, since the images will load straight from your hosting account. This process is usually used for documents and other kinds of files as well. If you would like to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own web hosting account’s resources, you could restrict their ability to use direct links to your files on their websites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

Due to the fact that our Linux cloud packages provide a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to protect your content from appearing on third-party websites with literally only a couple of clicks, even if you do not have much experience with this kind of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP and as soon as you open it, you will only need to select the domain or subdomain that you want to protect. Additionally, you can also choose if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You'll not need to do anything else, since our system will create an .htaccess file automatically inside the preferred location and will include the needed code in it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed in the exact same section, so you may disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.