Hotlinking, which is sometimes labeled bandwidth theft too, refers to linking to images which are on another website. Basically, if you have a site with some images on it, another person could also build a website and instead of using their own images, they may put links directly to your images. Even though this might not be such a serious problem if you have a small personal website, it can be something really serious if the images are copyrighted, as somebody can be aiming to copy your Internet site and deceive people. If your hosting package deal has a restricted monthly bandwidth quota, you can use up all 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 just images, but also files, as in rare occasions other kinds of files are linked as well.

Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Web Hosting

It will not require more than a couple of clicks to switch on the hotlink protection feature we offer you even if this is the very first web hosting account that you use, since all our cloud web hosting feature a very simple and easy to work with tool that will permit you to prevent direct links to your content. The tool is part of our innovative Hepsia CP, so it offers the same exact easy-to-use point-and-click interface. As soon as you log in to your account’s back office and visit the Hotlink Protection section, you will simply have to select the domain or subdomain that you want to secure from a drop-down list. If you'd like to enable this function only for a particular website folder, you will have the option to do that. All sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear inside this section and you could deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox alongside the given website and clicking on the Delete button.