Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet term for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you develop an Internet site, another person may want to use the images that you have and instead of downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their site, they can simply put links directly to your Internet site. In this way, whenever a visitor opens their Internet site, the images shall be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright issues that can develop or that somebody can be trying to deceive people into believing that they are actually on your Internet site. In rare instances, documents and other sorts of files could also be linked in the exact same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid such situations, you could activate hotlink protection for your site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
It will not require more than a couple of clicks to switch on the hotlink protection function we provide even if this is the 1st web hosting account which you use, as all our cloud services include a very simple and user-friendly tool that will permit you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is part of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel, so it features the very same intuitive point-and-click interface. As soon as you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply have to select the domain or subdomain that you'd like to secure 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 Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear in this section and you could disable the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given Internet site and pressing the Delete button.