Hotlinking is an expression which represents the inclusion of images on a particular website through the use of direct links. In case you have website A, for example, and an individual creates website B and wishes to include a few images from your Internet site, they're able to either save the images and then include them on their website or they could simply place links on their website to the images on yours. Subsequently, every time a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, because the images will load from your web hosting account. This method is usually used for documents and other types of files as well. If you wish to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you are able to limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
It won't take more than a few clicks to activate the hotlink security function which we offer you even if this is the first website hosting account you use, because all of our cloud website hosting services feature a 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 advanced Hepsia CP, so it offers the exact same easy-to-use point-and-click interface. As soon as you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply have to select the domain or subdomain that you'd like to secure from a drop-down list. If you wish to activate this feature only for a particular website folder, you will have the option to do that. All sites with active hotlink protection will appear within this section and you can turn off the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given website and pressing the Delete button.