Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you create an Internet site, somebody else may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their Internet site, they could simply put links to your site. That way, each time a visitor opens their Internet site, the images will be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright issues that may present themselves or that somebody can be trying to deceive people into thinking that they are actually on your Internet site. In rare instances, documents and other sorts 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 permit hotlink protection for your Internet site.
Hotlinking Protection in Hosting
You can easily secure your content if you create an .htaccess file in the website’s root folder, but just in case you do not have previous experience, you need to use our hotlink protection tool. The latter is provided with all hosting plans which we offer and could be accessed through the in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The protection may be activated in two simple steps - choose the domain or subdomain for the site in question, then select if our system should create the .htaccess file inside the main folder or in a subfolder and you'll be all set. You don't require any computer programming skills or any experience with such matters, since there will be nothing else to do. If you wish to remove the protection eventually, you will be able to see all the Internet sites that are protected within the exact same section of the Control Panel with a Delete button next to each one of them.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We provide an effective solution to secure your entire content and even if you aren't really tech-savvy, you'll be able to take full advantage of it with just a few clicks. The usual way for you to activate server-side hotlink security is to generate an .htaccess file and to add a number of directives within it. With the tool which you'll discover inside the Hepsia CP, which comes with all semi-dedicated server accounts, you will only have to choose the site which you intend to secure and our system shall set up the .htaccess file for you, adding all of the needed content in it. You can even use this option for only one folder instead of the entire website - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file needs to be set up. If you no longer want the hotlink protection to be active, you'll be able to deactivate it with just one click through the exact same section of your CP.