Hotlinking is an expression which refers to the addition of images on a given site using direct links. When you have website A, for instance, and someone creates site B and wishes to add a few images from your website, they could either save the images and then add them on their website or they can simply put links on their Internet site to the images on yours. Thus, when a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own website A, because the images will load directly from your web hosting account. This method is usually used for documents and other kinds of files too. If you'd like to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you could limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

It shall not require more than a few clicks to activate the hotlink protection feature which we provide even if this is the 1st website hosting account that you use, due to the fact that all of our Linux cloud website hosting packages come with a rather simple and easy to work with tool that will allow you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia CP, so it has the same intuitive point-and-click interface. When you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply need to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect from a drop-down list. If you wish to switch on this service only for a particular website folder, you will have the option to do that. All websites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear inside this section and you will be able to deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given website and pressing the Delete button.