Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet term for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you build a site, some other person may want to use the images you have and instead of downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their Internet site, they can simply put links to your site. That way, every time a visitor opens their site, the images will be loaded from your account, thus stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, not to mention the copyright problems which may arise or that somebody can be trying to deceive people into believing that they're actually on your website. In rare instances, documents and other types of files may also be linked in the very same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you can activate hotlink protection for your site.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Web Hosting

Since our Linux shared web hosting come with a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to defend your content from displaying on third-party Internet sites with literally just a couple of mouse clicks, even if you don't have a lot of experience with this type of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you will only need to pick the domain or subdomain you want to protect. Furthermore, you could also pick if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You'll not have to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and will include the needed code in it. All sites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed in the very same section, so you could disable this service for any of them with just a click.