Hotlinking is an expression which describes the inclusion of images on a given Internet site using direct links. In case you have site A, for example, and an individual creates website B and wants to include a couple of images from your website, they're able to either save the images and then add them on their site or they could simply put links on their site to the images on yours. Consequently, whenever a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own website A, as the images will load directly from your web hosting account. This method is oftentimes used for documents and other sorts of files also. If you'd like to prevent 3rd 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 Hosting

It will not take more than a few mouse clicks to activate the hotlink protection feature that we offer you even if this is the very first website hosting account which you use, due to the fact that all our Linux cloud hosting packages feature a very simple and easy to work with tool that will enable you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, so it has the very same easy-to-use point-and-click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply need to pick the domain or subdomain that you want to secure from a drop-down list. If you'd like to enable this feature only for a particular Internet site folder, you've got the option to do that. All Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection will appear in this section and you can easily turn off the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given Internet site and pressing the Delete button.