Hotlinking is an expression that describes the inclusion of images on a particular Internet site by using direct links. In case you have site A, for instance, and somebody creates website B and wishes to add a couple of images from your site, they could either save the images and then include them on their website or they can simply put links on their site to the images on yours. Subsequently, each time a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, since the images shall load from your web hosting account. This approach is typically used for documents and other types of files too. If you would like to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their websites.
Hotlinking Protection in Shared Web Hosting
Due to the fact that our shared web hosting plans come with a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to protect your content from showing on third-party sites with literally just two mouse clicks, even if you don't have a lot of experience with this sort of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you will just need to pick the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. Additionally, you could also select if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You'll not need to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and shall include the required code inside it. All Internet websites with active hotlink protection shall be listed in the exact same section, so you can disable this service for each of them with just a mouse click.