Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet term for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you build an Internet site, somebody else may want to use the images that you have and instead of downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their own site, they can simply put links to your Internet site. This way, each time a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, in addition to the copyright problems which could arise or that someone can be trying to deceive people into believing that they're actually on your Internet site. In rare situations, documents and other kinds of files can also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid such situations, you may permit hotlink protection for your site.
Hotlinking Protection in Hosting
Due to the fact that our hosting come with a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to defend your content from displaying on third-party sites with literally no more than two clicks, even if you don't have very much experience with this type of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you will just have to select the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. Optionally, you could also pick if the hotlink protection shall be enabled for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You will not have to do anything else, because our system will create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and will add the necessary code in it. All Internet websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed within the exact same section, so you may disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.