Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on various pages on your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All of the webpages in which this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to edit all of them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. This way, you can make your website look much more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared web hosting plans we offer you and activate it separately for every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be achieved by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming expertise to benefit from all functions that our solutions incorporate. If you have currently built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choosing. You will find a detailed Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be set. You should just make certain that all files implementing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the by now renamed files.