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

Hotlinking Protection in Web Hosting

It will not require more than a couple of clicks to enable the hotlink security feature that we provide even if this is the first hosting account which you use, since all our web hosting plans feature a very simple and user-friendly tool that will allow you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, so it provides the same intuitive point & click interface. When you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply need to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to secure from a drop-down list. If you would like to activate this service only for a certain website folder, you've got the option to do that. All sites with active hotlink protection will appear inside this section and you could deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given Internet site and pressing the Delete button.