What's the objective of hotlink protection? How does it work and in which cases is it helpful to use it?
Hotlinking is an expression which represents the addition of images on a particular website via direct links. When you have site A, for instance, and someone creates website B and wishes to include a couple of images from your site, they are able to either save the images and then add them on their website or they may simply place links on their Internet site to the images on yours. Subsequently, whenever a visitor opens website B, site B will steal traffic from your own site A, since the images shall load directly from your website hosting account. This process is usually used for documents and other types of files also. If you wish to prevent 3rd parties from stealing your content and from using your own web hosting account’s resources, you could limit their ability to use direct links to your files on their Internet sites.
Hotlinking Protection in Website Hosting
Due to the fact that our website hosting provide a simple and practical hotlink protection tool, you will be able to secure your content from appearing on third-party sites with literally just a couple of clicks, even if you don't have much experience with this kind of matters. The tool is included with the Hepsia hosting CP and when you open it, you will only need to choose the domain or subdomain that you would like to protect. Additionally, you may also choose if the hotlink protection will be active for the default domain root folder or just for a subfolder. You won't have to do anything else, as our system will create an .htaccess file automatically within the preferred location and will add the needed code in it. All Internet websites with enabled hotlink protection will be listed inside exactly the same section, so you can disable this service for each of them with just a click.