Hotlinking is a term which represents the addition of images on a given site through the use of direct links. When you have website A, for instance, and an individual creates site B and wishes to include a few images from your site, they can either save the images and then include them on their website or they may simply place links on their website to the images on yours. Subsequently, each time a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own website A, as the images will load straight from your hosting account. This approach is typically used for documents and other kinds of files too. If you wish to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you can limit their ability to use direct links to your files on their websites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

It won't take more than a couple of mouse clicks to switch on the hotlink protection function we offer even if this is the first website hosting account that you use, because all our Linux cloud website hosting include a quite simple and user-friendly tool that will enable you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, so it provides the same exact intuitive point-and-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'd like to secure from a drop-down list. If you wish to switch on this feature only for a specific site folder, you've got the option to do that. All Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection will appear inside this section and you could deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox next to the given site and pressing the Delete button.