Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. In other words, if you build a website, some other person may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their Internet site, they can simply put links directly to your website. That way, every time a visitor opens their Internet site, the images will be loaded from your account, thus stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright problems that could present themselves or that somebody can be trying to deceive people into believing that they're in fact on your Internet site. In rare situations, documents and other types of files can also be linked in the same exact way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you may permit hotlink protection for your site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
Since our Linux cloud hosting come with a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to defend your content from appearing on third-party Internet sites with literally only a couple of clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with this sort of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you'll only need to select the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. Optionally, you can also choose 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, as our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and will add the required code within it. All Internet websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed inside exactly the same section, so you can disable this service for any of them with just a mouse click.