Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you create a website, another person may want to use the images which you have and instead of downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their own website, they may simply put links to your site. This way, when a visitor opens their Internet site, the images shall be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, in addition to the copyright issues that may arise or that someone could be trying to trick people into thinking that they're actually on your website. In rare occasions, documents and other sorts of files can also be linked in the very same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you may permit hotlink protection for your site.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Hosting

It shall not take more than a couple of clicks to activate the hotlink security feature that we provide even if this is the 1st website hosting account which you use, as all our shared hosting come with a very simple and user-friendly tool that will allow you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, so it features the very same easy-to-use point & click interface. As soon as you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you'll only have to choose the domain or subdomain that you want to protect from a drop-down list. If you wish to enable this feature only for a certain site folder, you've got the option to do that. All websites with active hotlink protection shall appear in this section and you can disable the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given site and pressing the Delete button.