Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It's used primarily with online content and it can help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of pages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All of the pages where this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to update every one of them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. In this way, you may make your internet site appear more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared web hosting plans we offer you and activate it independently for every single domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in 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 area, so you're able to simply copy it, since you don't need any programming skills to take advantage of all functions that our solutions contain. In case you have by now built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain that you choose. We have in-depth Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be set. You need to simply be sure that all files using SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your site are modified and point to the by now updated files.