Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you build a site, another person may want to use the images you have and instead of downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their website, they could simply put links to your website. That way, every time a visitor opens their Internet site, the images shall be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright problems which can develop or that someone may be trying to deceive people into thinking that they are in fact on your site. In rare situations, documents and other types of files can also be linked in the exact same way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you may enable hotlink protection for your website.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Website Hosting
You can easily secure your content if you create an .htaccess file in the website’s root folder, but if you do not have previous experience, you can use our hotlink protection tool. The latter is provided with all cloud website hosting plans that we offer and can be accessed via the in-house built Hepsia CP. The protection can be turned on in 2 simple steps - select the domain or subdomain for the site in question, then choose if our system should create the .htaccess file inside the main folder or in a subfolder and you shall be all set. You don't require any computer programming capabilities or any experience with this type of matters, due to the fact that there shall be nothing else to do. If you would like to turn off the protection eventually, you can see all of the Internet sites that are protected inside the very same section of the CP with a Delete button beside each of them.