Hotlinking is a term which refers to the addition of images on a particular site through direct links. If you have website A, for instance, and someone creates website B and wants to include a couple of images from your site, they're able to either save the images and then add them on their site or they can simply put links on their Internet site to the images on yours. Thus, every time a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, because the images shall load directly from your hosting account. This process is sometimes used for documents and other types of files too. If you wish to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to restrict their ability to use direct links to your files on their sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

It will not take more than a few mouse clicks to activate the hotlink protection feature we offer even if this is the first website hosting account you use, as all our Linux cloud web hosting feature a very simple and user-friendly tool that will enable you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel, so it features the same exact intuitive point & click interface. After you log in to your account’s back office and navigate to the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply have to choose the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect from a drop-down list. If you would like to enable this service only for a specific Internet site folder, you will have the option to do that. All sites with active hotlink protection will appear inside this section and you can disable the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given Internet site and clicking on the Delete button.