Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you develop a site, some other person may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their Internet site, they could simply put links directly to your site. In this way, whenever a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright issues that can develop or that somebody could be trying to trick people into thinking that they are in fact on your site. In rare occasions, documents and other sorts of files could also be linked in the exact same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you could enable hotlink protection for your site.
Hotlinking Protection in Shared Hosting
Due to the fact that our shared plans feature a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to protect your content from appearing on third-party websites with literally no more than a couple of mouse clicks, even if you do not have a lot of experience with this sort of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you'll just need to select the domain or subdomain that you want to protect. In addition, you could also select if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You'll not need to do anything else, because our system will create an .htaccess file automatically in the preferred location and shall include the required code within it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed within exactly the same section, so you may disable this service for each of them with a mouse click.