Preventing bandwidth theft or hotlink protection using the .htaccess editor
Hotlinking or bandwidth theft
Bandwidth theft (also called hotlinking and leeching) is the direct linking to a Website's files (images, video, etc.). People often use an img tag to display an image from someone else's Web page on their own site, eBay auction listing, blog or forum message post. When people request hotlinked images and other files from your site, your plan bandwidth is used, giving this practice the name of bandwidth theft.'
From the .htaccess Editor page, click on Manage Hotlink Protection.
Select the Enable hotlink protection checkbox.
To permit requests for the files directly from URLs or links in email messages, select the Allow direct requests checkbox.
If you want the requests to be redirected, enter the URL to which requests should be redirected.
To specify URLs allowed to access files from your site, enter each one on its own line in the designated field. The system automatically adds the main URLs for your plan.
Enter the extensions to protect from hotlinking, separated by a space.
Click Save to save your settings. Optionally, click Reset to return to the previous settings.
To view the current settings for a directory that has hotlink protection enabled, click the directory in the Directories with Hotlink Protection table.
Important: All subdirectories of the selected directory will inherit the settings for the directory unless you apply different settings to specific subdirectories. You can edit these settings at any time.
Unlimited disk space
There is no cap on the disk space we provide to deliver the content of your website. As long as you are fully compliant with our Terms of Service and utilize storage for the normal operation of your iPage website, you will have access to unlimited space.
Please keep in mind that in a few cases, we have had to work with customers to reduce the number of files they are using. Typically, these file counts are in the tens of thousands, and we've been able to help our customers manage them effectively.
Unlimited email addresses
If your plan offers unlimited email addresses, you can create as many mailboxes (i.e., POP/IMAP accounts) as you'd like. Each individual mailbox has a storage capacity of 500MB or 10,000 email messages, whichever comes first.
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We have no set limits when it comes to bandwidth — which is the amount of traffic and data that flows between your website and the rest of the internet — and our architecture was built to support more than 99.5% of our customers' bandwidth demands.
Because we offer what is known as a shared architecture, our customers share both the hardware and the "pipes" we use to transmit data across the web, so we do monitor bandwidth to ensure optimum performance for our customers. Again, we are able to support more than 99.5% of customers with no issues at all. However, in some wonderful cases, customers become so successful that their traffic and data transfer outgrow our shared architecture. When that happens, we work with the customer to identify scalable solutions, such as our Virtual Private Servers.
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Please note: The 30-day money-back guarantee applies to our hosting plans; it does not apply to most add-on services, such as domains, as mentioned above.
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Free domain registration is for qualified plans only, it is free for one year and renews at the regular rate at the end of your term. If you register a free domain through us and wish to cancel your account, there is a nonrefundable $15.00 domain fee if you would like to keep your domain. This not only covers our costs, but ensures that you won't lose your domain name. Regardless of the status of your hosting service, you'll be free to manage it, transfer it after any required lock periods, or simply point it elsewhere at your convenience. You retain ownership of your domain until the end of its registration period unless you elect to extend it.
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