Linking To Images.......what is it?
problems can you run into if you hot link to images.
linking is when you link something on your website to a resource on
another web site.
sites consider hot linking to images paramount to theft. Theft of
if you have permission to link to images on another server it is a
good idea to host your own images on a web host like my easy pics.
inadvertently caused some auctions to go down twhen someone I had
helped with a page was still using an image on my web server.
use the doua logo on my templates and auctions. I self host the image
on my web host.
DOUA logo image looks great and helps people know about the DOUA
organization. (that is how i first found it) But if everyone were to
put it in their me page and auctions, and did not place the image on
their image host it would cause a nightmare when the web host
bill for overage on bandwidth came in.
what else could very well happen is that whomever is taking care of
the site could delete the image off the server and all of sudden your
pages won't display right anymore.
you are using a background image or have your auction image on someone elses web host it can and will disappear from your
was attempting to password protect a folder that contains templates.
I then intended to make the password available to all members of
did not realize that the doua image in that auction was still hot
linked to me. When I did that, these auctions were not available to
anyone visiting the Ebay page that the auction was on.
was a mini disaster as all of a sudden every auction was locked out.
When a visitor came to the page it asked for a name and password. Not
what you want with potential customers come knocking. You can't sell
nothing with the store locked up.