Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you build a site, someone else may want to use the images you have and instead of downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their site, they could simply put links straight to your website. That way, each time a visitor opens their Internet site, the images shall be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright issues that can develop or that somebody can be trying to trick people into thinking that they are actually on your website. In rare occasions, documents and other types of files could 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 Web Hosting

It will not take more than a few mouse clicks to enable the hotlink security feature we offer even if this is the 1st website hosting account you use, due to the fact that all our shared web hosting include a rather simple and easy-to-use tool that will permit you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is part of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel, so it provides the same exact easy-to-use point & click interface. When you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply have to select the domain or subdomain you want to secure from a drop-down list. If you wish to enable this service only for a specific site folder, you will have the option to do that. All Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear within this section and you can easily deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox next to the given Internet site and clicking on the Delete button.