What's hotlink protection and exactly how does it function? When do you really need such?
Hotlinking is a largely accepted Internet expression for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you develop a site, another person may want to use the images which you have and rather than downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own Internet site, they may simply put links straight to your website. That way, every time a visitor opens their site, the images shall be loaded from your account, thus stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, in addition to the copyright problems which may appear or that someone could be trying to deceive people into believing that they are in fact on your Internet site. In rare occasions, documents and other types of files can also be linked in the same exact way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you may permit hotlink protection for your Internet site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
It shall not take more than several mouse clicks to switch on the hotlink protection feature we offer even if this is the first hosting account which you use, since all of our cloud hosting plans feature a very simple and easy-to-use tool that will enable you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is part of our advanced Hepsia Control Panel, so it provides the same intuitive point-and-click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you'll simply have to pick the domain or subdomain that you'd like to secure from a drop-down list. If you'd like to activate this function only for a specific Internet site folder, you've got the option to do that. All websites with active hotlink protection shall appear inside this section and you can easily deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox next to the given website and pressing the Delete button.