Hotlinking, which is sometimes labeled bandwidth theft too, describes linking to images which are on another site. In simple terms, if you have a website with some images on it, another individual can also develop a site and as opposed to using their own images, they could put links straight to your images. While this may not be such a serious issue if you have a smaller personal site, it'll be something really serious if the images are copyrighted, because somebody may be aiming to copy your website and cheat people. If your web hosting package has a restricted monthly bandwidth quota, you could run out of resources without getting real website visitors, as the traffic shall be consumed by the other site. This is the reason why you need to think about preserving your content from being hotlinked - not simply images, but also files, since in rare occasions other sorts of files are linked too.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

It shall not require more than a number of clicks to switch on the hotlink protection function which we provide even if this is the very first web hosting account you use, due to the fact that all of our Linux cloud website hosting come with a simple and user-friendly tool that will allow you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia Control Panel, so it has the exact same easy-to-use point-and-click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply need to choose the domain or subdomain that you want to secure from a drop-down list. If you wish to activate this service only for a certain Internet site folder, you've got the option to do that. All Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear within this section and you can easily disable the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given site and pressing the Delete button.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our company offers a simple solution to secure your whole content and even if you are not quite tech-savvy, you could benefit from it with several clicks. The common way for you to turn on server-side hotlink protection is to generate an .htaccess file and to include a number of directives inside it. With the tool that you will find in the Hepsia Control Panel, provided with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you'll simply have to pick the site which you would like to secure and our system will set up the .htaccess file for you, including all the necessary content within it. You may also use this function for just one folder as opposed to the whole website - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file needs to be set up. If you no longer want the hotlink protection to be enabled, you may disable it with just one click through the same exact section of your CP.