Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you build a website, another 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 could simply put links straight to your website. This way, whenever a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, thus stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, not to mention the copyright problems which could arise or that someone could be trying to deceive people into believing that they're actually on your Internet site. In rare situations, documents and other types of files may also be linked in the exact same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you may activate hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Web Hosting

Because our web hosting come with a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to protect your content from showing on third-party websites with literally only 2 mouse clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with this kind of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you will only need to pick the domain or subdomain that you want to protect. Additionally, you can also choose if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or exclusively 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 needed code in it. All Internet websites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed inside the same section, so you can easily disable this service for each of them with just a click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers

We offer an uncomplicated solution to protect your whole content and even if you aren't very tech-savvy, you'll be able to take full advantage of it with several clicks. The standard technique to turn on server-side hotlink security is to set up an .htaccess file and to add a number of directives in it. With the tool which you'll discover within the Hepsia CP, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will simply have to select the site which you need to secure and our system shall set up the .htaccess file for you, adding all the needed content in it. You can even use this feature for only one folder as opposed to the whole website - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file needs to be set up. If you no longer want the hotlink security to be switched on, you could deactivate it with a single mouse click through the exact same section of your Control Panel.