Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. In other words, if you build a website, somebody else may want to use the images that you have and rather than downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their Internet site, they can simply put links to your website. In this way, whenever a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, thus stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, in addition to the copyright issues which may present themselves or that someone could be trying to trick people into thinking that they're actually on your website. In rare instances, documents and other types of files may also be linked in the exact same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you could permit hotlink protection for your website.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Website Hosting

It shall not require more than several mouse clicks to enable the hotlink security function that we offer you even if this is the first web hosting account you use, as all our Linux shared website hosting packages come with a quite simple and easy to work with tool that will permit you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia CP, so it features the exact same easy-to-use point & click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and navigate to the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply need to select the domain or subdomain that you would like to secure from a drop-down list. If you would like to activate this feature only for a specific Internet site folder, you will have the option to do that. All websites with active hotlink protection shall appear within this section and you will be able to disable the service by selecting the checkbox next to the given Internet site and pressing the Delete button.