Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you develop an Internet site, some other person may want to use the images that you have and instead of downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their website, they may simply put links to your website. In this way, each time a visitor opens their site, the images will be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, in addition to the copyright problems that can present themselves or that somebody may be trying to trick people into believing that they're actually on your site. In rare occasions, documents and other types of files could also be linked in the very same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you could permit hotlink protection for your Internet site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can easily shield your content if you set up an .htaccess file in the website’s root folder, but if you don't have previous experience, you need to use our hotlink protection tool. The latter is included with all cloud hosting package deals which we offer and could be accessed through the in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The protection could be activated in 2 easy steps - select the domain or subdomain for the Internet site in question, then select if our system should create the .htaccess file in the main folder or inside a subfolder and you will be ready. You do not need any coding capabilities or any experience with this kind of matters, since there will be nothing else to do. If you want to turn off the protection eventually, you will be able to see all the websites that are protected in the same section of the CP with a Delete button next to each one of them.