Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. In other words, if you create a website, another person may want to use the images that you have and rather than downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their site, they can simply put links to your website. That way, each time a visitor opens their site, the images will be loaded from your account, hence stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright problems that may present themselves or that someone could be trying to trick people into thinking that they're in fact on your site. In rare instances, documents and other types of files could also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you may permit hotlink protection for your site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
You can easily shield your content if you generate an .htaccess file in the website’s root folder, but if you don't have previous experience, you could use our hotlink protection tool. The latter is included with all cloud hosting plans that we offer and could be accessed via the in-house built Hepsia Control Panel. The protection can be turned on in 2 basic steps - pick the domain or subdomain for the Internet site in question, then choose if our system should set up the .htaccess file in the primary folder or in a subfolder and you shall be all set. You don't require any coding skills or any experience with such matters, because there shall be nothing else to do. If you wish to remove the protection at some point, you could see all of the Internet sites which are protected within the exact same section of the CP with a Delete button beside each one of them.