Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside another file. It's used predominantly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a few pages within your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All of the web pages where this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to modify all of them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this way, you may make your internet site look more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting plans we offer you and enable it individually for every single domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy it, as you don't need any coding skills to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our solutions incorporate. In case you have currently built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain of your choosing. You will find a thorough Help article on the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should make in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You need to only be certain that all of the files implementing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your site are updated and point to the by now renamed files.