Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside of another file. It's used predominantly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a number of pages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All the web pages where this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter every one of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your internet site seem much more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the website hosting plans that we offer and activate it separately for each domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished with an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy it, since you do not need any programming knowledge to take advantage of all characteristics that our services incorporate. If you have currently built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you must make sure 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 Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain that you choose. We've got in-depth Help article about the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You should only ensure that all of the files making use of SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the already renamed files.