Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet term for linking to another website’s images. In other words, if you create an Internet site, someone else may want to use the images you have and instead of downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their own site, they can simply put links straight to your website. In this way, when a visitor opens their Internet site, the images will be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright issues which could present themselves or that somebody could be trying to trick people into thinking that they're actually on your Internet site. In rare instances, documents and other kinds of files may also be linked in the same exact way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you can permit hotlink protection for your site.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

Because our Linux cloud hosting packages include a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to defend your content from displaying on third-party Internet sites with literally only a couple of mouse clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this kind of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and as soon as you open it, you'll just need to pick the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. In addition, you may also select if the hotlink protection will be active 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 in the preferred location and will include the necessary code in it. All sites with active hotlink protection will be listed within exactly the same section, so you may disable this service for each of them with a click.