Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you build a website, someone else may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their Internet site, they may simply put links straight to your website. In this way, every time a visitor opens their website, the images will be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, not to mention the copyright issues which could present themselves or that someone could be trying to deceive people into thinking that they're actually on your Internet site. In rare occasions, documents and other types of files could also be linked in the same exact way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid such situations, you may activate hotlink protection for your site.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

It will not require more than several clicks to activate the hotlink protection feature that we offer even if this is the first website hosting account that you use, because all of our cloud hosting plans include a very simple and easy to work with tool that will permit you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, so it offers the very same easy-to-use point & click interface. When you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply have to pick the domain or subdomain that you want to secure from a drop-down list. If you would like to enable this service only for a certain site folder, you've got the option to do that. All Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear inside this section and you could turn off the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given site and pressing the Delete button.