Hot linking is a term used on the Internet that means displaying an image on a website by linking to other website to obtain the source data of the picture each time it is needed, rather than saving a copy of it on the website on which the image to be load.
It is a tool that allows you to prevent other websites directly link your website files.
This means that when another website is visited the pictures cannot load from your website pages.
When this is enabled, anyone who uses your specific file url (for example PDF, images, etc.) would not use your website bandwidth. There are website developers that may use your file specific link for images for example and it uses your bandwidth.
Your image specific link: http://www.coimbatorewebhosting.com/testimage.jpg
Other website developer uses this in their site as an image source instead of uploading their own image and may use the following code:
<img src=”http://www.coimbatorewebhosting.com/testimage.jpg” />
Enable Hotlink Protection
Step 1. Log in to the cPanel.
Step 2. Click on Hotlink Protection under Security.
Step 3. Click Enable button.
Step 4.The feature is now enabled.
Step 5. The URLs allowed are listed. You may configure it by deleting a URL or adding allowed URLs.
Step 6. Click on Allow direct request check box and click on Submit button
Disable Hotlink Protection
In the same page, click on Disable button.
The feature is successfully disabled.
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