Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you create a website, somebody else may want to use the images you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their own site, they may simply put links straight to your Internet site. This way, every time a visitor opens their website, the images will be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright issues which can arise or that someone may be trying to trick people into believing that they are actually on your Internet site. In rare situations, documents and other types of files could also be linked in the very same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid such situations, you could permit hotlink protection for your website.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
It won't require more than a number of mouse clicks to activate the hotlink protection feature we offer you even if this is the 1st web hosting account you use, because all our cloud website hosting services feature a rather simple and easy-to-use tool that will enable you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is an element of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel, so it offers the exact same intuitive point & click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply have to pick the domain or subdomain that you want to secure from a drop-down list. If you would like to activate this feature only for a particular Internet site folder, you will have the option to do that. All websites with active hotlink protection will appear inside this section and you could turn off the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given Internet site and clicking on the Delete button.