Hotlinking is a term which refers to the addition of images on a particular website through the use of direct links. When you have website A, for instance, and somebody creates site B and wants to include a couple of images from your Internet site, they're able to either save the images and then add them on their website or they could simply put links on their site to the images on yours. Thus, when a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, since the images will load directly from your website hosting account. This approach is usually used for documents and other sorts of files also. If you'd like to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own web hosting account’s resources, you can limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their websites.

Hotlinking Protection in Hosting

It will not require more than a number of mouse clicks to activate the hotlink security feature which we offer even if this is the 1st website hosting account that you use, as all our hosting include a simple and easy-to-use tool that will permit you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia CP, so it provides the same exact intuitive point & click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you will only need to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect from a drop-down list. If you want to enable this feature only for a particular website folder, you will have the option to do that. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will appear in this section and you could deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given Internet site and pressing the Delete button.