Hotlinking is a term which describes the addition of images on a given website through the use of direct links. If you have website A, for example, and somebody creates site B and wants to add a couple of images from your website, they are able to either save the images and then add them on their website or they may simply place links on their Internet site to the images on yours. Thus, each time a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, because the images shall load directly from your website hosting account. This technique is sometimes used for documents and other kinds of files too. If you wish to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own web hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Because our shared website hosting plans provide a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to secure your content from displaying on third-party Internet sites with literally only 2 mouse clicks, even if you do not have much experience with this sort of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and as soon as you open it, you'll only have to pick the domain or subdomain you want to protect. Optionally, you may also select if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You'll not need to do anything else, due to the fact that our system will create an .htaccess file automatically inside the needed location and shall include the needed code within it. All sites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed inside the very same section, so you may disable this service for each of them with a mouse click.