Hotlinking is a term that identifies the inclusion of images on a given Internet site via direct links. In case you have website A, for instance, and a person creates site B and wants to add a couple of images from your site, they could either save the images and then add them on their Internet site or they could simply place links on their Internet site to the images on yours. Thus, every time a visitor opens site B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, because the images will load straight from your hosting account. This technique is typically used for documents and other kinds of files also. If you'd like to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own web hosting account’s resources, you are able to limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.
Hotlinking Protection in Hosting
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provide a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you'll be able to protect your content from displaying on third-party websites with literally only a couple of mouse clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this type of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting CP and once you open it, you will only need to choose the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. In addition, you could also pick if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You'll not have to do anything else, as our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the desired location and will add the necessary code in it. All websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed in the very same section, so that you can disable this service for any of them with just a click.