Hotlinking is a term which refers to the inclusion of images on a given website via direct links. When you have website A, for instance, and somebody creates site B and wishes to include a number of images from your website, they could either save the images and then add them on their Internet site or they may simply put links on their Internet site 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 directly from your website hosting account. This technique is sometimes used for documents and other sorts of files also. If you want to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you could limit their ability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

It won't require more than a couple of clicks to activate the hotlink protection function which we provide even if this is the first website hosting account which you use, because all our cloud web hosting come with a quite simple and user-friendly tool that will permit you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is an element of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel, so it provides the very same intuitive point-and-click interface. After you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you'll only need to pick the domain or subdomain you want to secure from a drop-down list. If you wish to switch on this function only for a particular site folder, you will have the option to do that. All Internet sites with active hotlink protection will appear inside this section and you can disable the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given Internet site and pressing the Delete button.