Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you develop an Internet site, another 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 website, they could simply put links directly 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, in addition to the copyright issues which could develop or that someone can be trying to deceive people into thinking that they are in fact on your Internet site. In rare instances, documents and other types of files could also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this kind of situations, you could enable hotlink protection for your Internet site.

Hotlinking Protection in Shared Website Hosting

You can easily shield your content if you generate an .htaccess file in the website’s root folder, but if you do not have previous experience, you should use our hotlink protection tool. The latter comes with all shared website hosting package deals which we offer and could be accessed via the in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The protection may be turned on in 2 easy steps - choose the domain or subdomain for the Internet site in question, then choose if our system should create the .htaccess file inside the main folder or within a subfolder and you'll be all set. You do not need any computer programming expertise or any experience with this sort of matters, as there shall be nothing else to do. If you wish to disable the protection eventually, you will be able to see all the websites that are protected within the exact same section of the CP with a Delete button alongside each one of them.