Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you develop a site, another person may want to use the images that you have and instead of downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own Internet site, they could simply put links to your website. That way, when a visitor opens their website, the images will be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright issues that can present themselves or that somebody may be trying to deceive people into believing that they're actually on your site. In rare instances, documents and other types of files may also be linked in the same exact way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this kind of situations, you can permit hotlink protection for your site.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Hosting

Since our shared packages provide a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you will be able to defend your content from showing on third-party websites with literally just 2 mouse clicks, even if you do not have much experience with this kind of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you will just need to pick the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect. In addition, you can also pick if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You'll not have to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically in the desired location and will add the needed code in it. All Internet websites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed within the very same section, so you can disable this service for each of them with a click.