Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It's used mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on multiple web pages of your site, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All pages where this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter every one of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. This way, you can make your site appear much more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared website hosting packages that we provide and enable it individually for every single domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming expertise to benefit from all functions that our services contain. In case you have already built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make sure 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, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain that you choose. We have a comprehensive Help article about the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you need to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You should only make certain that all of the files making use of SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your site are modified and point to the by now updated files.