What's hotlink protection and exactly how does it function? When do you need it?
Hotlinking is a term which represents the inclusion of images on a particular site using direct links. When you have site A, for example, and somebody creates website B and wants to include a couple of images from your Internet site, they are able to either save the images and then add them on their Internet site or they may simply put links on their site to the images on yours. As a result, every time a visitor opens Internet site B, site B will steal traffic from your own Internet site A, since the images will load from your hosting account. This approach is oftentimes used for documents and other kinds of files too. If you'd like to prevent third parties from stealing your content and from using your own website hosting account’s resources, you are able to limit their capability to use direct links to your files on their websites.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting
It will not require more than a few clicks to switch on the hotlink security function that we offer you even if this is the 1st hosting account that you use, because all our Linux cloud web hosting
include a simple and easy to work with tool that will allow you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is an element of our advanced Hepsia CP, so it provides the very same easy-to-use point-and-click interface. As soon as you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply need to pick the domain or subdomain that you'd like to protect from a drop-down list. If you would like to switch on this feature only for a particular Internet site folder, you've got the option to do that. All sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear within this section and you will be able to disable the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given website and clicking on the Delete button.
Hotlinking Protection in Semi-dedicated Servers
We provide a simple solution to protect your entire content and even if you aren't quite tech-savvy, you could benefit from it with just a few clicks. The standard way to enable server-side hotlink security is to generate an .htaccess file and to add a number of directives within it. With the tool which you'll find in the Hepsia CP, supplied with all of the semi-dedicated server
accounts, you'll simply have to select the website which you would like to secure and our system shall set up the .htaccess file for you, adding all of the required content within it. You may also use this feature for only one folder as opposed to the whole site - you just have to specify where the .htaccess file needs to be created. If you no longer want the hotlink security to be enabled, you can disable it with just one mouse click through the exact same section of your CP.