What's the objective of hotlink protection? How does it work and when is it recommended to enable it?
Hotlinking is a widely accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you create an Internet site, somebody else may want to use the images which you have and instead of downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their site, they may simply put links directly to your Internet site. That way, every time a visitor opens their Internet site, the images will be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, let alone the copyright issues which could appear or that somebody can be trying to deceive people into believing that they are in fact on your website. In rare situations, documents and other sorts of files can also be linked in the same exact way. To stop this from happening and to avoid this sort of situations, you could activate hotlink protection for your Internet site.
Hotlinking Protection in Hosting
Because our hosting plans include a simple and handy hotlink protection tool, you shall be able to protect your content from showing on third-party websites with literally no more than two mouse clicks, even if you don't have very much experience with this type of matters. The tool is available in the Hepsia hosting Control Panel and when you open it, you'll only have to select the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. Additionally, you may also pick if the hotlink protection shall be active for the default domain root folder or only for a subfolder. You will not need to do anything else, since our system shall create an .htaccess file automatically within the desired location and shall add the necessary code in it. All websites with active hotlink protection will be listed in the same section, so you could disable this service for any of them with just a mouse click.