Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you develop an Internet site, someone else may want to use the images you have and rather than downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their site, they can simply put links straight to your Internet site. In this way, when a visitor opens their site, the images shall be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright problems which may develop or that someone can be trying to trick people into believing that they are actually on your website. In rare instances, documents and other sorts of files could also be linked in the same exact way. To stop this from happening and to avoid such situations, you may permit hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Hosting

As our Linux shared services provide a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to defend your content from appearing on third-party websites with literally just 2 clicks, even if you don't have a lot of experience with this type of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you will just have to choose the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. Additionally, you could also pick if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You shall not need to do anything else, since our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the desired location and will include the necessary code inside it. All sites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed within the exact same section, so you may disable this service for each of them with a click.