Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you create an Internet site, some other person may want to use the images you have and instead of downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own website, they can simply put links straight to your Internet site. This way, each time a visitor opens their Internet site, the images shall be loaded from your account, thus stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, not to mention the copyright issues which could develop or that someone may be trying to trick people into believing that they are actually on your Internet site. In rare occasions, documents and other kinds of files could also be linked in the very same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you can enable hotlink protection for your Internet site.
Hotlinking Protection in Shared Website Hosting
Due to the fact that our shared website hosting come with a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to defend your content from displaying on third-party sites with literally just a couple of clicks, even if you don't have much experience with such matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and once you open it, you'll only have to choose the domain or subdomain you want to protect. Additionally, you could also pick if the hotlink protection will 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 required code inside it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed within the very same section, so you can disable this service for each of them with a click.