Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's used predominantly with online content and it could help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on various pages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All the webpages in which this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you will not need to alter every one of them manually each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this way, you can make your site seem much more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the website hosting plans we provide and enable it independently for every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy it, since you do not need any coding skills to take advantage of all characteristics that our services incorporate. If you have already built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your preference. We've got an in depth Help article about the subject that 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 within an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set. You should just make certain that all files using SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are modified and lead to the already updated files.