Hotlinking is a term that refers to the inclusion of images on a given Internet site using direct links. When you have site A, for instance, and a person creates website B and wants to add a few images from your site, they can either save the images and then include them on their site or they can simply place links on their website to the images on yours. Subsequently, each time a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own website A, as the images shall load from your website hosting account. This method is oftentimes used for documents and other sorts of files also. If you'd like to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you could restrict their ability to use direct links to your files on their websites.
Hotlinking Protection in Website Hosting
You can easily shield your content if you set up an .htaccess file inside the website’s root folder, but in case that you do not have previous experience, you need to use our hotlink protection tool. The latter is included with all website hosting plans we offer and could be accessed from the in-house built Hepsia CP. The protection may be turned on in 2 basic steps - choose the domain or subdomain for the Internet site in question, then select if our system should set up the .htaccess file inside the main folder or within a subfolder and you'll be good to go. You do not need any computer programming expertise or any experience with this sort of matters, due to the fact that there will be nothing else to do. If you wish to disable the protection at some point, you will be able to see all of the websites which are protected in the same section of the Control Panel with a Delete button beside each one of them.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Hosting
We offer an effective solution to secure your whole content and even if you aren't really tech-savvy, you could benefit from it with just a few clicks. The conventional technique to activate server-side hotlink security is to create an .htaccess file and to include a couple of directives inside it. With the tool which you'll discover in the Hepsia CP, which comes with all of the semi-dedicated server accounts, you will only have to pick the website which you intend to protect and our system shall set up the .htaccess file for you, adding all of the necessary content within it. You can also use this function for only one folder instead of the whole Internet site - you just need to specify where the .htaccess file should be set up. If you no longer require the hotlink protection to be active, you may deactivate it with just one mouse click via the exact same section of your Control Panel.