Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is utilized typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a few web pages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All of the web pages where this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not need to update every one of them personally each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. This way, you may make your site appear far more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting packages that we provide and activate it independently for every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy it, as you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all of the features that our services come with. If you have currently built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes later on, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choosing. We've got a detailed Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be good to go. You need to just make sure that all of the files utilizing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and point to the by now updated files.