Hotlinking, which is sometimes labeled bandwidth theft as well, refers to linking to images that are on another website. Simply, if you have an Internet site with some images on it, another individual could also develop a website and instead of using their own images, they may put links straight to your images. While this may not be such a serious problem if you have one small personal site, it shall be something very serious if the images are copyrighted, due to the fact that someone could be attempting to copy your site and cheat people. If your hosting package deal has a limited monthly bandwidth quota, you may exhaust your resources without getting legitimate site visitors, as the traffic will be consumed by the other Internet site. This is why you should think about protecting your content from being hotlinked - not just images, but also files, because in rare occasions other kinds of files are linked as well.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

Due to the fact that our Linux cloud hosting provide a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you will be able to defend your content from displaying on third-party sites with literally only a couple of clicks, even if you don't have very much experience with this kind of matters. The tool comes with the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and as soon as you open it, you'll only need to select the domain or subdomain which you want to protect. Furthermore, you can also pick if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or exclusively for a subfolder. You will not have to do anything else, because our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the needed location and shall add the needed code in it. All sites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed within the same section, so you can easily disable this service for any of them with a mouse click.