Hotlinking is an expression that identifies the inclusion of images on a given site through the use of direct links. If you have website A, for instance, and someone creates website B and wants to include a couple of images from your Internet site, they are able to either save the images and then add them on their site or they can simply place links on their website to the images on yours. As a result, each time a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, because the images shall load from your website hosting account. This method is typically used for documents and other sorts of files also. If you'd like to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you could limit their ability to use direct links to your files on their websites.

Hotlinking Protection in Web Hosting

It won't require more than a number of clicks to activate the hotlink protection function that we offer even if this is the 1st hosting account which you use, due to the fact that all of our web hosting plans include a very simple and user-friendly tool that will enable you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our innovative Hepsia CP, so it has the same exact intuitive point & click interface. As soon as you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply have to select the domain or subdomain you want to secure from a drop-down list. If you'd like to switch on this feature only for a specific Internet site folder, you've got the option to do that. All websites with active hotlink protection will appear in this section and you will be able to deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given Internet site and clicking on the Delete button.