Hotlinking is an expression that describes the addition of images on a particular Internet site via direct links. When you have website A, for example, and someone creates website B and wants to include a couple of images from your Internet site, they are able to either save the images and then add them on their Internet site or they can simply place links on their site to the images on yours. Thus, whenever a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own website A, since the images shall load from your website hosting account. This technique is typically used for documents and other sorts of files as well. If you want to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own web hosting account’s resources, you could limit their ability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.
Hotlinking Protection in Shared Web Hosting
It won't require more than a couple of clicks to enable the hotlink protection function which we offer you even if this is the 1st hosting account which you use, as all our shared web hosting include a very simple and easy to work with tool that will allow you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, so it features the same exact intuitive point-and-click interface. As soon as you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you will only need to pick the domain or subdomain you want to secure from a drop-down list. If you wish to switch on this service only for a specific website folder, you've got the option to do that. All websites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear in this section and you can easily disable the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given Internet site and pressing the Delete button.