Hotlinking, which is often called bandwidth theft as well, identifies linking to images that are on another Internet site. In simple terms, if you have a website with some images on it, someone else may also create a website and as opposed to using their own images, they can put links directly to your images. Even though this might not be such a big problem if you have a small personal site, it'll be something very serious if the images are copyrighted, as someone might be attempting to copy your website and cheat people. If your web hosting package deal has a restricted monthly bandwidth quota, you might exhaust your resources without getting legitimate visitors, simply because the traffic will be consumed by the other website. This is why you need to think about shielding your content from being hotlinked - not only images, but also files, because in rare occasions other kinds of files are linked too.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

It will not require more than a number of mouse clicks to switch on the hotlink protection feature we offer even if this is the very first hosting account which you use, because all of our cloud web hosting plans feature a simple and easy-to-use tool that will enable you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our revolutionary Hepsia CP, so it provides the same exact intuitive point & click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and navigate to the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply need to select the domain or subdomain that you would like to secure from a drop-down list. If you wish to enable this service only for a specific Internet site folder, you've got the option to do that. All Internet sites with active hotlink protection shall appear inside this section and you can deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox next to the given website and pressing the Delete button.