What's the objective of hotlink protection? How does it work and in which cases is it useful to allow it?
Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. Basically, if you build an Internet site, somebody else may want to use the images you have and rather than downloading them from your site and then uploading them to their Internet site, they can simply put links to your site. In this way, when a visitor opens their site, the images will be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, not to mention the copyright problems which could arise or that someone may be trying to deceive people into thinking that they are in fact on your Internet site. In rare situations, documents and other kinds of files could also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid such situations, you can enable hotlink protection for your website.
Hotlinking Protection in Shared Website Hosting
As our shared website hosting
provide a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to defend your content from showing on third-party Internet sites with literally just a couple of clicks, even if you do not have very much experience with this kind of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting CP and as soon as you open it, you'll just have to select the domain or subdomain that you want to protect. Optionally, you can also pick if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You shall not need to do anything else, since our system will create an .htaccess file automatically inside the needed location and will include the necessary code within it. All sites with active hotlink protection will be listed in the exact same section, so that you can disable this service for each of them with just a mouse click.