Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet term for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you create a site, some other person may want to use the images you have and rather than downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their Internet site, they can simply put links to your site. In this way, every time a visitor opens their Internet site, the images will be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright issues which may develop or that someone can be trying to deceive people into thinking that they're in fact on your website. In rare occasions, documents and other sorts of files may also be linked in the exact same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid such situations, you may activate hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Hosting

It shall not take more than a few clicks to activate the hotlink protection function that we provide even if this is the very first hosting account that you use, since all our hosting include a rather simple and easy to work with 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 has 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 simply need to select the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect from a drop-down list. If you'd like to switch on this feature only for a specific site folder, you've got the option to do that. All Internet sites with active hotlink protection will appear in this section and you could turn off the service by selecting the checkbox next to the given website and clicking on the Delete button.