Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you create an Internet site, someone else may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their own Internet site, they can simply put links directly to your Internet site. This way, each time a visitor opens their site, the images will be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright issues that could appear or that somebody can be trying to deceive people into believing that they're in fact on your Internet site. In rare situations, documents and other sorts of files may also be linked in the very same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid such situations, you may activate hotlink protection for your site.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

It will not take more than a number of mouse clicks to switch on the hotlink security function that we provide even if this is the 1st web hosting account you use, because all our cloud plans come with a very simple and easy-to-use tool that will allow you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is part of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, so it provides the exact same intuitive point & click interface. As soon as you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply need to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to secure from a drop-down list. If you would like to enable this function only for a specific website folder, you've got the option to do that. All Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear in this section and you could turn off the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given site and clicking on the Delete button.