Hotlinking is a term that identifies the addition of images on a particular site using direct links. If you have website A, for instance, and a person creates site B and wishes to include a number of images from your website, they could either save the images and then add them on their website or they may simply put links on their website to the images on yours. As a result, each time a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, as the images will load straight from your web hosting account. This process is oftentimes used for documents and other sorts of files also. If you would like to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their websites.

Hotlinking Protection in Hosting

It won't take more than a few clicks to switch on the hotlink security feature that we offer even if this is the first website hosting account which you use, because all our Linux hosting plans feature a rather simple and easy to work with tool that will enable you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is part of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, so it features the same intuitive point & click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and navigate to the Hotlink Protection section, you will only have to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect from a drop-down list. If you'd like to activate this function only for a particular website folder, you've got the option to do that. All sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear inside this section and you can deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given Internet site and pressing the Delete button.