Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. In other words, if you develop an Internet site, another person may want to use the images you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their own site, they can simply put links to your Internet site. This way, each time a visitor opens their site, the images shall be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright problems which may appear or that somebody could be trying to deceive people into believing that they are actually on your site. In rare occasions, documents and other types of files can also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you can activate hotlink protection for your site.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Website Hosting

It shall not take more than a couple of mouse clicks to activate the hotlink security function we offer you even if this is the 1st hosting account that you use, due to the fact that all our shared website hosting feature a simple and easy to work with tool that will enable you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is part of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel, so it features the same exact easy-to-use point-and-click interface. After you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply need to select the domain or subdomain that you want to protect from a drop-down list. If you wish to enable this function only for a specific Internet site folder, you've got the option to do that. All websites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear within this section and you can easily deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given site and clicking on the Delete button.