Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you develop an Internet site, some other person may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their website, they can simply put links to your site. This way, every time a visitor opens their site, the images shall be loaded from your account, thus stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright problems which can appear or that somebody may be trying to deceive people into thinking that they are in fact on your Internet site. In rare instances, documents and other types of files can also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you may enable hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

It will not require more than a few clicks to switch on the hotlink security feature which we offer you even if this is the 1st web hosting account that you use, since all our cloud website hosting plans include a quite simple and user-friendly tool that will permit you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is part of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, so it features the same easy-to-use point-and-click interface. As soon as you log in to your account’s back office and navigate to the Hotlink Protection section, you will only need to select the domain or subdomain that you'd like to secure from a drop-down list. If you would like to activate this function only for a particular website folder, you will have the option to do that. All sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear inside this section and you could turn off the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given website and pressing the Delete button.