Hotlinking is an expression which describes the addition of images on a given site through direct links. When you have site A, for instance, and someone creates site B and wishes to include a couple of images from your Internet site, they are able to either save the images and then include them on their site or they may simply place links on their website to the images on yours. Subsequently, when a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, because the images shall load directly from your web hosting account. This technique is sometimes used for documents and other kinds of files also. If you wish to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you can restrict their capability to use direct links to your files on their websites.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
As our cloud plans provide a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to shield your content from appearing on third-party Internet sites with literally only two clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this type of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and when you open it, you'll just need to choose the domain or subdomain that you want to protect. Furthermore, you can also pick if the hotlink protection shall be enabled for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You won't have to do anything else, due to the fact that our system will create an .htaccess file automatically in the desired location and will add the needed code in it. All Internet websites with active hotlink protection will be listed inside exactly the same section, so you may disable this service for any of them with a click.