Hotlinking, which is occasionally called bandwidth theft also, identifies linking to images which are on another website. Simply, if you have a website with some images on it, somebody else could also develop a site and as opposed to using their own images, they may put links straight to your images. Although this may not be such a serious issue if you have a small personal site, it will be something rather serious if the images are copyrighted, due to the fact that someone can be aiming to copy your website and trick people. If your website hosting package has a restricted monthly bandwidth quota, you may exhaust your resources without getting real site visitors, simply because the traffic will be consumed by the other Internet site. This is why you should consider protecting your content from being hotlinked - not simply images, but also files, since in rare occasions other types of files are linked too.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

As our cloud web hosting provide a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you will be able to secure your content from displaying on third-party sites with literally no more than 2 clicks, even if you do not have a lot of experience with this kind of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and when you open it, you'll only have to pick the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. Additionally, you can also select if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You shall not need to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and will include the needed code in it. All sites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed within the very same section, so you can easily disable this service for each of them with just a click.