Hotlinking, which is oftentimes referred to as bandwidth theft as well, identifies linking to images which are on another site. Essentially, if you have a site with some images on it, some other person may also create a website and rather than using their own images, they can put links directly to your images. Although this might not be such a big problem if you have a smaller personal Internet site, it'll be something really serious if the images are copyrighted, due to the fact that someone may be attempting to copy your Internet site and deceive people. If your hosting package deal has a restricted monthly bandwidth quota, chances are you'll exhaust your resources without getting actual visitors, because the traffic shall be consumed by the other website. This is the reason why you need to think about protecting your content from being hotlinked - not simply images, but also files, as in rare occasions other kinds of files are linked also.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

Due to the fact that our Linux cloud packages provide a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you will be able to defend your content from showing on third-party websites with literally only two mouse clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this sort of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP and as soon as you open it, you will just have to choose the domain or subdomain that you want to protect. Optionally, you could also select if the hotlink protection will be enabled for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You will not have to do anything else, due to the fact that our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically in the desired location and will include the necessary code inside it. All Internet websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed in the exact same section, so you can easily disable this service for any of them with a click.