Hotlinking is an expression that represents the inclusion of images on a given website by using direct links. If you have website A, for instance, and an individual creates site B and wants to add a few images from your website, they're able to either save the images and then add them on their site or they can simply place links on their site to the images on yours. Consequently, each time a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own website A, as the images shall load straight from your web hosting account. This technique is sometimes 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 web hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to restrict their ability to use direct links to your files on their sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Web Hosting

It won't require more than a number of mouse clicks to switch on the hotlink protection function that we provide even if this is the very first website hosting account which you use, because all our Linux web hosting packages come with a very simple and easy to work with tool that will permit you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, so it offers the same exact intuitive point & click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and navigate to the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply have to select the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect from a drop-down list. If you wish to enable this function only for a specific website folder, you will have the option to do that. All sites with active hotlink protection shall appear inside this section and you can easily deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox next to the given site and pressing the Delete button.