Hotlinking is an expression that refers to the inclusion of images on a particular Internet site using direct links. If you have site A, for example, and a person creates site B and wishes to add a few images from your website, they're able to either save the images and then include them on their Internet site or they may simply place links on their Internet site to the images on yours. As a result, every time a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, since the images will load directly from your web hosting account. This process is sometimes used for documents and other kinds of files as well. If you would like to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you can limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their sites.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
It won't require more than a number of mouse clicks to enable the hotlink security feature that we offer you even if this is the first web hosting account you use, as all our Linux cloud web hosting come with a quite simple and easy-to-use tool that will permit you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, so it has the same intuitive point & click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and navigate to the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply need to choose the domain or subdomain that you want to protect from a drop-down list. If you wish to enable this feature only for a certain Internet site folder, you've got the option to do that. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will appear inside this section and you could turn off the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given site and clicking on the Delete button.