Hotlinking is a term that represents the addition of images on a particular site using direct links. If you have website A, for example, and someone creates website B and wants to include a few images from your Internet site, they are able to either save the images and then add them on their website or they could simply place links on their site to the images on yours. Subsequently, when a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own website A, because the images will load from your web hosting account. This approach is usually used for documents and other sorts of files as well. If you'd like to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you could restrict their capability to use direct links to your files on their websites.

Hotlinking Protection in Web Hosting

You can easily shield your content if you set up an .htaccess file in the website’s root folder, but if you don't have previous experience, you should use our hotlink protection tool. The latter is provided with all web hosting plans we offer and can be accessed using the in-house built Hepsia CP. The protection could be activated in two simple steps - choose the domain or subdomain for the site in question, then select if our system should set up the .htaccess file in the primary folder or inside a subfolder and you will be ready. You don't require any programming expertise or any experience with this sort of matters, due to the fact that there will be nothing else to do. If you'd like to remove the protection eventually, you will be able to see all the websites that are protected inside the exact same section of the CP with a Delete button next to each of them.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

We provide an uncomplicated solution to protect your content and even if you aren't very tech-savvy, you'll be able to take advantage of it with several mouse clicks. The common way to enable server-side hotlink security is to generate an .htaccess file and to include a few directives within it. With the tool which you'll discover inside the Hepsia Control Panel, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will only have to pick the website that you would like to secure and our system will set up the .htaccess file for you, including all the needed content within it. You may also use this function for only one folder rather than the entire Internet site - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file has to be set up. If you no longer want the hotlink security to be enabled, you may disable it with just one mouse click via the same exact section of your Control Panel.