Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet term for linking to another website’s images. In other words, if you build an Internet site, another person may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their own Internet site, they could simply put links to your website. In this way, whenever a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright issues which may develop or that someone could be trying to deceive people into believing that they are actually on your site. In rare situations, documents and other sorts of files can also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you could activate hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Hosting

As our shared hosting include a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to secure your content from appearing on third-party websites with literally just 2 mouse clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this sort of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you'll 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 just for a subfolder. You'll not need to do anything else, due to the fact that our system will create an .htaccess file automatically in the desired location and will include the necessary code inside it. All sites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed within the exact same section, so you can disable this service for any of them with just a mouse click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We provide you with a simple solution to protect your whole content and even if you are not really tech-savvy, you are able to take full advantage of it with several mouse clicks. The usual approach to activate server-side hotlink security is to create an .htaccess file and to include a few directives inside it. With the tool which you'll find inside the Hepsia Control Panel, offered with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll only need to choose the site which you need to secure and our system will create the .htaccess file for you, including all the essential content in it. You could also use this option for only one folder instead of the entire Internet site - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file needs to be set up. If you no longer require the hotlink security to be switched on, you can deactivate it with a single click via the same section of your CP.