Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you build an Internet site, another person may want to use the images that you have and instead of downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their own Internet site, they may simply put links directly to your Internet site. In this way, each time a visitor opens their Internet site, the images will be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright issues that can appear or that somebody can be trying to trick people into thinking that they are actually on your Internet site. In rare occasions, documents and other sorts of files can also be linked in the very same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this kind of situations, you could activate hotlink protection for your website.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can easily shield your content if you set up an .htaccess file in the website’s root folder, but just in case you do not have previous experience, you could use our hotlink protection tool. The latter is provided with all cloud hosting package deals which we offer and could be accessed via the in-house built Hepsia CP. The protection can be activated in two basic steps - choose the domain or subdomain for the Internet site in question, then select if our system should create the .htaccess file in the primary folder or in a subfolder and you'll be all set. You don't require any coding skills or any experience with this kind of matters, because there shall be nothing else to do. If you would like to remove the protection at some time, you can see all the Internet sites which are protected inside the exact same section of the Control Panel with a Delete button beside each of them.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Our company offers an effective solution to secure your whole content and even if you are not quite tech-savvy, you can benefit from it with just a few clicks. The common technique to turn on server-side hotlink security is to generate an .htaccess file and to add a couple of directives in it. With the tool which you'll discover inside the Hepsia CP, provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll simply need to select the Internet site that you intend to protect and our system will create the .htaccess file for you, adding all of the necessary content within it. You could also use this feature for just one folder rather than the whole site - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file has to be set up. If you no longer want the hotlink security to be switched on, you may disable it with just one mouse click through the exact same section of your Control Panel.