Hotlinking, which is often referred to as bandwidth theft also, identifies linking to images which are on another Internet site. Simply, if you have an Internet site with some images on it, some other person can also create a site and rather than using their own images, they can put links straight to your images. Even though this may not be such a serious issue if you have a small personal website, it'll be something really serious if the images are copyrighted, as somebody can be attempting to copy your website and deceive people. If your website hosting package has a limited monthly bandwidth quota, you may exhaust your resources without getting actual website visitors, due to the fact that the traffic shall be consumed by the other site. That is why you need to think about preserving your content from being hotlinked - not simply images, but also documents, since in rare occasions other sorts of files are linked as well.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

Since our Linux cloud website hosting provide a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to shield your content from appearing on third-party websites with literally no more than a couple of clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with this sort of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and as soon as you open it, you'll only need to select the domain or subdomain you want to protect. Furthermore, you may also select if the hotlink protection shall be enabled for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You'll not have to do anything else, as our system will create an .htaccess file automatically in the preferred location and will include the necessary code inside it. All Internet websites with enabled hotlink protection shall be listed within exactly the same section, so that you can disable this service for any of them with just a click.

Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you open a semi-dedicated server account and you discover that someone is linking to your files without your permission, you could easily cut them off by enabling the hotlink security feature which we offer you. While the standard method of doing this is to set up an .htaccess file, we have a special tool that can easily perform this automatically and you will only have to pick the Internet site in question and to choose whether our system should generate the required file within the main folder or inside a subfolder. The tool is an element of our custom made Hepsia CP and offers the exact same user-friendly interface, so you will be able to use it without complications even if you have never used any web hosting service before. You are able to switch off the hotlink protection function for any website/folder with a click from exactly the same section.