Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet term for linking to another website’s images. In other words, if you develop a website, someone else may want to use the images you have and instead of downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their own site, they can simply put links to your Internet site. This way, when a visitor opens their site, the images will be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright issues that could arise or that someone could be trying to trick people into believing that they're in fact on your Internet site. In rare instances, documents and other sorts of files can also be linked in the very same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you can enable hotlink protection for your site.

Hotlinking Protection in Web Hosting

It will not require more than a couple of mouse clicks to switch on the hotlink security function that we provide even if this is the first web hosting account that you use, due to the fact that all of our web hosting include a very simple and easy-to-use tool that will enable you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, so it features the same intuitive point-and-click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you will only have to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to secure from a drop-down list. If you'd like to enable this service only for a specific Internet site folder, you've got the option to do that. All Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection will appear inside this section and you can easily disable the service by selecting the checkbox next to the given Internet site and clicking on the Delete button.