Hotlinking, which is often termed bandwidth theft also, identifies linking to images which are on another Internet site. Basically, if you have an Internet site with some images on it, somebody else could also build a website and rather than using their own images, they could put links directly to your images. While this might not be such a serious issue if you have a smaller personal site, it shall be something very serious if the images are copyrighted, since somebody might be attempting to copy your website and deceive people. If your web hosting package deal has a limited monthly bandwidth quota, you may exhaust your resources without getting real website visitors, because the traffic will be consumed by the other Internet site. This is the reason why you should think about protecting your content from being hotlinked - not only images, but also documents, because in rare occasions other kinds of files are linked too.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

Due to the fact that our cloud hosting plans include a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to secure your content from showing on third-party websites with literally no more than 2 clicks, even if you do not have much experience with this type of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and when you open it, you'll only need to choose the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. In addition, you can also choose if the hotlink protection shall be enabled for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You will not need to do anything else, due to the fact that our system will create an .htaccess file automatically within the preferred location and shall include the necessary code inside it. All Internet websites with active hotlink protection will be listed within exactly the same section, so you could disable this service for any of them with just a click.