Hotlinking is a term which refers to the addition of images on a given Internet site through direct links. In case you have website A, for example, and someone creates site B and wishes to add a couple of images from your website, they could either save the images and then add them on their website or they could simply place links on their site to the images on yours. Thus, whenever a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, because the images will load from your website hosting account. This technique is usually used for documents and other kinds of files too. If you'd like to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you could restrict their capability to use direct links to your files on their websites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

It will not require more than a couple of mouse clicks to switch on the hotlink security feature we offer you even if this is the very first website hosting account that you use, due to the fact that all of our cloud website hosting plans feature a simple and user-friendly tool that will permit you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our advanced Hepsia CP, so it has the same exact easy-to-use point & click interface. When you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply have to select the domain or subdomain that you would like to secure from a drop-down list. If you'd like to enable this feature only for a certain site folder, you will have the option to do that. All sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear inside this section and you can turn off the service by selecting the checkbox next to the given site and pressing the Delete button.