What is Hotlinking?
Hotlinking is the process of displaying an image on a website by linking to that same image on a different website. Instead of loading the picture onto their own site, they link to a picture on a different site. When the picture is loading onto the site, it is actually being loaded by the site of origin. If this occurs, it uses the bandwidth of the website that is loading the picture and can cost the website owner’s money since website hosting companies can charge for the amount of data used by the site. This can be