Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you develop a website, another person may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own website, they may simply put links directly to your site. This way, every time a visitor opens their Internet site, the images will be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, not to mention the copyright problems which may develop or that somebody could be trying to trick people into believing that they are actually on your website. In rare occasions, documents and other kinds of files could also be linked in the same exact way. To stop this from happening and to avoid such situations, you could permit hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

It shall not take more than a couple of mouse clicks to activate the hotlink security function we offer you even if this is the 1st hosting account which you use, as all our Linux cloud web hosting feature a very simple and easy-to-use tool that will permit you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia CP, so it features the exact same easy-to-use point-and-click interface. After you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you'll only need to choose the domain or subdomain that you want to protect from a drop-down list. If you want to enable this feature only for a particular Internet site folder, you've got the option to do that. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will appear in this section and you can deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given website and pressing the Delete button.