Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you create a website, somebody else may want to use the images you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their own website, they may simply put links to your site. This way, each time a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, in addition to the copyright problems which could present themselves or that someone may be trying to trick people into believing that they're actually on your Internet site. In rare occasions, documents and other types of files could also be linked in the same exact way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this kind of situations, you may activate hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Web Hosting

It won't take more than a few clicks to enable the hotlink security feature we provide even if this is the 1st web hosting account which you use, because all our Linux web hosting packages come with a rather simple and easy to work with tool that will allow you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, so it offers the exact same easy-to-use point & click interface. When you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you'll only need to choose the domain or subdomain you want to protect from a drop-down list. If you want to switch on this service only for a particular website folder, you've got the option to do that. All sites with enabled hotlink protection will appear in this section and you can disable the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given site and pressing the Delete button.