Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you develop a website, someone else may want to use the images that you have and rather than downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their Internet site, they can simply put links to your site. That way, every time a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright problems that may arise or that somebody can be trying to deceive people into thinking that they are in fact on your site. In rare instances, documents and other types of files could also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this kind of situations, you may activate hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Web Hosting

Due to the fact that our Linux web hosting include a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you will be able to secure your content from showing on third-party sites with literally only 2 clicks, even if you don't have very much experience with such matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and when you open it, you will just need to pick the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. In addition, you may also choose if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You shall not have to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically inside the preferred location and will add the needed code within it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed within the same section, so you may disable this service for any of them with just a click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our company offers an effective solution to secure your whole content and even if you aren't quite tech-savvy, you'll be able to benefit from it with just a few clicks. The common way for you to turn on server-side hotlink protection is to create an .htaccess file and to add a couple of directives in it. With the tool which you'll find in the Hepsia Control Panel, included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll simply need to choose the site that you need to protect and our system shall set up the .htaccess file for you, adding all the required content in it. You can also use this function for only one folder rather than the entire website - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file should be created. If you no longer need the hotlink protection to be enabled, you may disable it with one click through the exact same section of your CP.