Hotlinking is an expression which refers to the addition of images on a given website through the use of direct links. In case you have website A, for example, and a person creates site B and wishes to include a couple of images from your Internet site, they can either save the images and then include them on their site or they can simply put links on their Internet site to the images on yours. Thus, every time a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, as the images shall load straight from your web hosting account. This technique is usually used for documents and other kinds of files as well. If you want to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you'll be able to limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their sites.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting

It won't require more than a number of clicks to switch on the hotlink security feature we offer even if this is the first website hosting account that you use, due to the fact that all our cloud website hosting plans include a rather simple and easy to work with tool that will enable you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is part of our innovative Hepsia CP, so it has the same exact intuitive point-and-click interface. After you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply have to choose the domain or subdomain that you'd like to secure from a drop-down list. If you want to enable this feature only for a particular site folder, you will have the option to do that. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will appear in this section and you will be able to turn off the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given website and clicking on the Delete button.