Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you build a website, another person may want to use the images you have and instead of downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their site, they may simply put links straight to your Internet site. This way, when a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright problems that may present themselves or that someone may be trying to trick people into believing that they're in fact on your website. In rare occasions, documents and other types of files can also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid such situations, you could activate hotlink protection for your website.
Hotlinking Protection in Hosting
It won't take more than a couple of mouse clicks to switch on the hotlink security function which we offer you even if this is the very first web hosting account which you use, due to the fact that all our hosting come with a quite simple and easy-to-use tool that will permit you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel, so it has the same intuitive point & click interface. As soon as you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply need to choose the domain or subdomain that you want to protect from a drop-down list. If you'd like to activate this function only for a particular Internet site folder, you will have the option to do that. All websites with active hotlink protection will appear inside this section and you can easily disable the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given website and clicking on the Delete button.