Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. In other words, if you develop an Internet site, someone 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 site, they could simply put links to your Internet site. This way, whenever a visitor opens their Internet site, the images shall be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright issues which could appear or that somebody may be trying to deceive people into believing that they're actually on your Internet site. In rare occasions, documents and other sorts of files can also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you may permit hotlink protection for your site.
Hotlinking Protection in Hosting
Since our hosting provide a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to defend your content from showing on third-party Internet sites with literally just 2 clicks, even if you do not have a lot of experience with this sort of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you will just need to pick the domain or subdomain that you want to protect. In addition, you could also pick if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You won't have to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically inside the preferred location and shall add the necessary code inside it. All Internet websites with active hotlink protection will be listed within the exact same section, so you can disable this service for any of them with just a mouse click.