Hotlinking is an expression which represents the addition of images on a particular site by using direct links. If you have site A, for example, and somebody creates site B and wishes to add a couple of images from your website, they could either save the images and then add them on their Internet site or they may simply place links on their Internet site to the images on yours. As a result, each time a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, as the images will load from your web hosting account. This approach is typically used for documents and other types of files as well. If you'd like to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you can restrict their capability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
It will not take more than a couple of mouse clicks to switch on the hotlink protection feature we offer you even if this is the very first hosting account that you use, due to the fact that all our Linux cloud website hosting include a quite simple and easy-to-use tool that will permit you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is an element of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, so it features the same intuitive point-and-click interface. After you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you will only need to pick the domain or subdomain that you want to protect from a drop-down list. If you want to switch on this feature only for a particular site folder, you've got the option to do that. All Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear inside this section and you could turn off the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given website and clicking on the Delete button.