Hotlinking is a commonly accepted Internet term for linking to another website’s images. To put it differently, if you build an Internet site, another person may want to use the images that you have and rather than downloading them from your website and then uploading them to their website, they can simply put links directly to your website. That way, whenever a visitor opens their site, the images will be loaded from your account, consequently stealing from your own monthly traffic quota, not to mention the copyright issues which can present themselves or that somebody can be trying to deceive people into thinking that they are actually on your site. In rare occasions, documents and other sorts of files can also be linked in the same exact way. To prevent this from happening and to avoid this type of situations, you may permit hotlink protection for your website.