Hotlinking, which is sometimes labeled bandwidth theft too, describes linking to images that are on another Internet site. Simply, if you have an Internet site with some images on it, somebody else may also create a website and instead of using their own images, they can put links straight to your images. Although this may not be such a serious issue if you have a smaller personal website, it can be something really serious if the images are copyrighted, since someone could be attempting to copy your site and trick people. If your hosting package deal has a limited monthly bandwidth quota, you can run out of resources without getting legitimate site visitors, because the traffic will be consumed by the other site. That is why you need to consider protecting your content from being hotlinked - not only images, but also files, since in rare occasions other sorts of files are linked as well.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

As our Linux cloud hosting packages provide a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to secure your content from appearing on third-party Internet sites with literally just 2 clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with this sort of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and when you open it, you'll only need to select the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. Additionally, you may also choose if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You will not have to do anything else, due to the fact that our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the desired location and shall include the needed code inside it. All Internet websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed within the same section, so you can disable this service for any of them with just a click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Our company offers a simple solution to protect your whole content and even if you aren't very tech-savvy, you are able to take full advantage of it with a few clicks. The common technique to enable server-side hotlink protection is to generate an .htaccess file and to include a couple of directives within it. With the tool that you'll find in the Hepsia CP, included with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will only have to select the website which you intend to protect and our system will set up the .htaccess file for you, adding all the needed content in it. You may also use this option for only one folder rather than the entire site - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file needs to be created. If you no longer need the hotlink security to be enabled, you'll be able to disable it with just one click through the same section of your CP.