What precisely is hotlink protection and exactly how does it function? When do you need it?
Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you develop a site, someone else may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their own website, they can simply put links directly to your Internet site. This way, whenever a visitor opens their site, the images will be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, in addition to the copyright issues which can arise or that someone could be trying to deceive people into thinking that they're actually on your website. In rare occasions, documents and other sorts of files can also be linked in the exact same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this kind of situations, you could enable hotlink protection for your Internet site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
Because our Linux cloud hosting packages
come with a simple and convenient hotlink protection tool, you will be able to secure your content from appearing on third-party sites with literally just two mouse clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with such matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you'll only have to pick the domain or subdomain you want to protect. Optionally, you could also pick if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You'll not have to do anything else, due to the fact that our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically in the preferred location and shall include the needed code within it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed within the same section, so that you can disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.