Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you build a site, some other person may want to use the images which you have and instead of downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own Internet site, they can simply put links straight to your Internet site. That way, each time a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, not to mention the copyright issues that could present themselves or that someone may be trying to deceive people into thinking that they are in fact on your website. In rare occasions, documents and other sorts of files may also be linked in the very same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid such situations, you can enable hotlink protection for your site.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

It won't require more than a number of clicks to activate the hotlink security feature we offer you even if this is the very first web hosting account which you use, due to the fact that all of our cloud web hosting plans come with a rather simple and easy to work with tool that will permit you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia CP, so it provides the same easy-to-use point-and-click interface. As soon as 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 secure from a drop-down list. If you want to activate this feature only for a specific site folder, you've got the option to do that. All websites with active hotlink protection shall appear inside this section and you can easily turn off the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given Internet site and pressing the Delete button.