Hotlinking is a term that describes the inclusion of images on a given website through the use of direct links. In case you have site A, for instance, and somebody creates website B and wishes to add a couple of images from your Internet site, they're able to either save the images and then add them on their site or they could simply place links on their Internet site to the images on yours. Thus, when a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, because the images will load from your hosting account. This approach is oftentimes used for documents and other sorts of files too. If you'd like to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you are able to restrict their ability to use direct links to your files on their sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

It shall not require more than several mouse clicks to enable the hotlink security function which we offer even if this is the 1st website hosting account you use, due to the fact that all our Linux cloud hosting include a simple and easy-to-use tool that will allow you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, so it provides the same easy-to-use point-and-click interface. As soon as you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you will only have to choose the domain or subdomain that you want to protect from a drop-down list. If you'd like to activate this service only for a specific Internet site folder, you've got the option to do that. All Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection will appear in this section and you could turn off the service by selecting the checkbox next to the given website and pressing the Delete button.