Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you develop an Internet site, somebody else may want to use the images that you have and instead of downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their own site, they could simply put links to your website. This way, whenever a visitor opens their website, the images will be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, in addition to the copyright problems that may appear or that somebody can be trying to trick people into thinking that they are in fact on your site. In rare instances, documents and other types of files can also be linked in the very same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this kind of situations, you could activate hotlink protection for your Internet site.
Hotlinking Protection in Shared Hosting
Since our shared hosting services come with a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to secure your content from showing on third-party websites with literally only 2 mouse clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this kind of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and once 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 will be enabled for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You will not need to do anything else, since our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically inside the desired location and will include the required code within it. All sites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed within exactly the same section, so you can easily disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our company offers a simple solution to secure your content and even if you aren't quite tech-savvy, you could benefit from it with a few clicks. The conventional way to enable server-side hotlink security is to generate an .htaccess file and to add a few directives within it. With the tool that you will find inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will simply need to select the website that you need to protect and our system will set up the .htaccess file for you, including all the essential content inside it. You can even use this feature for just one folder rather than the entire Internet site - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file has to be created. If you no longer need the hotlink security to be switched on, you could disable it with one mouse click via the same exact section of your CP.