Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you develop a website, somebody else may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their own website, they can simply put links to your website. This way, when a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, in addition to the copyright problems which may present themselves or that somebody may be trying to deceive people into thinking that they are in fact on your site. In rare instances, documents and other sorts of files could also be linked in the exact same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this kind of situations, you could activate hotlink protection for your website.

Hotlinking Protection in Hosting

Because our hosting services feature a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to defend your content from displaying on third-party Internet sites with literally only 2 mouse clicks, even if you do not have much experience with this sort of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and once you open it, you'll just have to pick the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. Furthermore, you could also select if the hotlink protection shall be enabled for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You will not have to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the desired location and shall include the needed code within it. All sites with active hotlink protection shall be listed inside the exact same section, so you could disable this service for any of them with just a mouse click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We provide you with an uncomplicated solution to secure your entire content and even if you are not very tech-savvy, you are able to take advantage of it with a few clicks. The common way for you to activate server-side hotlink security is to generate an .htaccess file and to add a couple of directives within it. With the tool that you'll find within the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll simply need to pick the Internet site that you need to secure and our system will set up the .htaccess file for you, including all of the essential content in it. You may also use this function for only one folder rather than the whole website - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file needs to be set up. If you no longer want the hotlink protection to be switched on, you may deactivate it with just one mouse click via the exact same section of your Control Panel.