Hotlinking is a term which represents the inclusion of images on a particular website by using direct links. When you have site A, for instance, and an individual creates website B and wishes to include a few images from your site, they are able to either save the images and then include them on their Internet site or they may simply put links on their website to the images on yours. Subsequently, each time a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, as the images shall load straight from your web hosting account. This technique is typically used for documents and other sorts of files also. If you want to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

You can easily protect your content if you set up an .htaccess file in the website’s root folder, but if you do not have previous experience, you need to use our hotlink protection tool. The latter comes with all cloud hosting package deals we offer and can be accessed through the in-house built Hepsia CP. The protection can be enabled in two basic steps - pick the domain or subdomain for the Internet site in question, then choose if our system should set up the .htaccess file in the primary folder or within a subfolder and you will be ready. You don't require any computer programming skills or any experience with such matters, due to the fact that there will be nothing else to do. If you'd like to remove the protection eventually, you could see all the sites which are protected in the exact same section of the Control Panel with a Delete button alongside each one of them.