Hotlinking is an expression which identifies the addition of images on a particular website by using direct links. In case you have website A, for example, and someone creates site B and wants to add a couple of images from your site, they are able to either save the images and then include them on their Internet site or they may simply place links on their site to the images on yours. Consequently, every time a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, as the images shall load from your hosting account. This technique is sometimes used for documents and other types of files also. If you want to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

Since our Linux cloud packages provide a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to secure your content from displaying on third-party websites with literally no more than 2 mouse clicks, even if you don't have very much experience with this type of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you'll just need to pick the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. In addition, you could also choose if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You won't have to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically inside the desired location and shall add the necessary code inside it. All Internet websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed within the same section, so you can easily disable this service for any of them with just a mouse click.