Hotlinking is a term that refers to the inclusion of images on a particular website by using direct links. When you have website A, for example, and a person creates website B and wants to include a few images from your Internet site, they're able to either save the images and then include them on their site or they may simply put links on their website to the images on yours. Subsequently, whenever a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, as the images shall load directly from your hosting account. This approach is typically used for documents and other types 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 can limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Website Hosting

Because our Linux shared website hosting packages include a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to secure your content from showing on third-party sites with literally just two clicks, even if you don't have a lot of experience with this type of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you will only need to pick the domain or subdomain that you want to protect. Optionally, you could also select if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You shall not need to do anything else, due to the fact that our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically inside the needed location and shall add the needed code inside it. All Internet websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed in the very same section, so you could disable this service for any of them with just a click.