Hotlinking is a term that represents the addition of images on a particular website using direct links. If you have website A, for example, and an individual creates site B and wishes to add a couple of images from your website, they're able to either save the images and then include them on their site or they can simply put links on their site to the images on yours. Subsequently, when a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own website A, since the images shall load from your hosting account. This approach is oftentimes used for documents and other sorts of files too. If you want to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you could restrict their ability to use direct links to your files on their websites.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Because our shared website hosting packages provide a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to secure your content from appearing on third-party sites with literally only a couple of clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with this sort of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and once you open it, you'll only have to pick the domain or subdomain you want to protect. Furthermore, you may also select if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You won't have to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically inside the desired location and will include the needed code within it. All websites with active hotlink protection will be listed within the exact same section, so that you can disable this service for any of them with just a click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our company offers an effective solution to secure your whole content and even if you aren't very tech-savvy, you'll be able to take full advantage of it with several clicks. The common technique to turn on server-side hotlink security is to create an .htaccess file and to include a number of directives inside it. With the tool which you'll discover in the Hepsia CP, included with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll only have to select the website that you need to secure and our system shall create the .htaccess file for you, including all of the needed content in it. You may also use this function for only one folder rather than the whole Internet site - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file should be set up. If you no longer want the hotlink protection to be enabled, you can deactivate it with one click through the same section of your Control Panel.