Hotlinking is a term that identifies the addition of images on a particular site by using direct links. If you have site A, for example, and someone creates website B and wants to include a number of images from your Internet site, 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. Thus, every time a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, since the images will load directly from your website hosting account. This method is oftentimes used for documents and other sorts of files too. If you'd like to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own web hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to restrict their ability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.
Hotlinking Protection in Shared Website Hosting
As our Linux shared website hosting feature a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to defend your content from appearing on third-party Internet sites with literally only two mouse clicks, even if you do not have much experience with this kind of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and as soon as you open it, you'll just have to select the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. Optionally, you may also choose if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You shall not have to do anything else, due to the fact that our system will create an .htaccess file automatically inside the preferred location and shall add the necessary code inside it. All Internet websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed inside the very same section, so you can easily disable this service for any of them with just a mouse click.