Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. In other words, if you create an Internet site, another person may want to use the images that you have and rather than downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own Internet site, they may simply put links to your Internet site. That way, every time a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright issues which could present themselves or that somebody could be trying to deceive people into believing that they are in fact on your Internet site. In rare situations, documents and other kinds of files can also be linked in the very same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid such situations, you can activate hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

It shall not require more than several mouse clicks to enable the hotlink protection feature that we offer you even if this is the first hosting account that you use, since all our Linux cloud web hosting packages come with a simple and easy to work with tool that will allow you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is part of our advanced Hepsia CP, so it has the very same easy-to-use point-and-click interface. After you log in to your account’s back office and navigate to the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply have to choose the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect from a drop-down list. If you want to activate this service only for a specific Internet site folder, you will have the option to do that. All sites with enabled hotlink protection will appear inside this section and you can easily turn off the service by selecting the checkbox next to the given Internet site and pressing the Delete button.