Hotlinking, which is oftentimes termed bandwidth theft too, identifies linking to images that are on another Internet site. Simply, if you have an Internet site with some images on it, somebody else may also create a site and rather than using their own images, they could put links straight to your images. While this might not be such a big problem if you have a smaller personal website, it'll be something really serious if the images are copyrighted, because someone may be attempting to copy your site and trick people. If your web hosting package has a restricted monthly bandwidth quota, you will exhaust your resources without getting real website visitors, due to the fact that the traffic will be consumed by the other site. That is why you should think about shielding your content from being hotlinked - not simply images, but also files, because in rare occasions other kinds of files are linked too.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting

It won't take more than a few mouse clicks to switch on the hotlink protection feature that we offer you even if this is the first web hosting account that you use, because all our cloud plans come with a quite simple and easy-to-use tool that will permit you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is a component of our advanced Hepsia CP, so it offers the exact same easy-to-use point & click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and navigate to the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply have to pick the domain or subdomain that you want to secure from a drop-down list. If you wish to enable this feature only for a particular Internet site folder, you've got the option to do that. All Internet sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear within this section and you could deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox next to the given website and pressing the Delete button.