What's the goal of hotlink protection? How does it work and in which cases is it recommended to use it?
Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet phrase for linking to another website’s images. Quite simply, if you build an Internet site, another person may want to use the images you have and instead of downloading them from your Internet site and then uploading them to their own Internet site, they could simply put links directly to your Internet site. In this way, whenever a visitor opens their Internet site, the images will be loaded from your account, as a result stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, along with the copyright issues which could develop or that someone can be trying to trick people into believing that they're actually on your website. In rare occasions, documents and other sorts of files can also be linked in the exact same way. To stop this from happening and to avoid such situations, you can enable hotlink protection for your site.
Hotlinking Protection in Cloud Hosting
It won't take more than a couple of mouse clicks to enable the hotlink protection feature we provide even if this is the first web hosting account you use, because all of our Linux cloud hosting feature a quite simple and user-friendly tool that will permit you to stop direct links to your content. The tool is an element of our innovative Hepsia Control Panel, so it offers the same intuitive point-and-click interface. Once you log in to your account’s back office and go to the Hotlink Protection section, you will only have to pick the domain or subdomain that you would like to secure from a drop-down list. If you'd like to switch on this function only for a certain site folder, you've got the option to do that. All sites with enabled hotlink protection shall appear inside this section and you can deactivate the service by selecting the checkbox beside the given site and clicking on the Delete button.