Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you create an Internet site, someone else may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own website, they can simply put links straight to your website. In this way, when a visitor opens their website, the images shall be loaded from your account, thus stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright issues which could develop or that somebody can be trying to trick people into believing that they are actually on your Internet site. In rare occasions, documents and other kinds of files could also be linked in the very same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you can enable hotlink protection for your Internet site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
You can easily secure your content if you set up an .htaccess file in the website’s root folder, but if you don't have previous experience, you should use our hotlink protection tool. The latter is included with all cloud web hosting package deals which we offer and can be accessed using the in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The protection could be turned on in two easy steps - select the domain or subdomain for the Internet site in question, then select if our system should set up the .htaccess file inside the primary folder or in a subfolder and you'll be ready. You don't require any programming capabilities or any experience with this sort of matters, due to the fact that there will be nothing else to do. If you would like to disable the protection at some time, you could see all of the websites which are protected within the very same section of the CP with a Delete button next to each one of them.