Hotlinking is a term that describes the inclusion of images on a particular website using direct links. When you have site A, for instance, and somebody creates website B and wants to add a few images from your website, they can either save the images and then include them on their site or they may simply place links on their website to the images on yours. As a result, each time a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, as the images will load directly from your website hosting account. This method is oftentimes used for documents and other sorts of files also. If you would like to prevent third 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 Internet sites.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
Due to the fact that our Linux cloud packages
feature a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you will be able to protect your content from displaying on third-party Internet sites with literally only a couple of mouse clicks, even if you don't have very much experience with such matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you will only have to choose the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. Furthermore, you can also pick if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You'll not need to do anything else, due to the fact that our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and will add the needed code in it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed in exactly the same section, so you could disable this service for each of them with just a mouse click.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our company offers an effective solution to shield your entire content and even if you aren't really tech-savvy, you'll be able to benefit from it with several mouse clicks. The standard way to turn on server-side hotlink protection is to create an .htaccess file and to add a couple of directives inside it. With the tool which you will find inside the Hepsia CP, supplied with all of the semi-dedicated server
accounts, you'll simply need to choose the website that you need to secure and our system will create the .htaccess file for you, including all of the required content in it. You could also use this function for only one folder rather than the whole site - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file should be set up. If you no longer want the hotlink protection to be switched on, you could disable it with a single mouse click through the exact same section of your Control Panel.