Hotlinking is an expression which refers to the addition of images on a given Internet site through direct links. If you have website A, for instance, and somebody creates website B and wishes to include a number of images from your website, they could either save the images and then include them on their Internet site or they could simply place links on their Internet site to the images on yours. Thus, whenever a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, because the images shall load straight from your hosting account. This technique is usually used for documents and other sorts of files as well. If you'd like to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

It won't take more than several mouse clicks to switch on the hotlink security function we offer even if this is the first hosting account which you use, due to the fact that all of our cloud hosting plans come with a rather simple and easy-to-use tool that will enable you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our advanced Hepsia CP, so it provides the very same intuitive point-and-click interface. After you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you will only need to select the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect from a drop-down list. If you wish to enable this function only for a certain website folder, you will have the option to do that. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will appear within this section and you can easily turn off the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given Internet site and clicking on the Delete button.