Hotlinking is a term that describes the inclusion of images on a particular Internet site through direct links. When you have website A, for example, and an individual creates site B and wants to add a number of images from your website, they could either save the images and then include them on their Internet site or they may simply put links on their site to the images on yours. As a result, whenever a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, because the images shall load directly from your web hosting account. This approach is usually used for documents and other sorts of files as well. If you want to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you are able to restrict their ability to use direct links to your files on their websites.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Website Hosting

As our Linux shared website hosting packages provide a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to defend your content from showing on third-party websites with literally no more than a couple of clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with this kind of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and once you open it, you'll just have to choose the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. Furthermore, you could also pick if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You won't need to do anything else, due to the fact that our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically in the needed location and will include the needed code in it. All Internet websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed within the same section, so that you can disable this service for any of them with just a mouse click.