Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It is utilized mainly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on numerous webpages of your site, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All web pages where this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not need to modify all of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. By doing this, you may make your internet site look a lot more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all web hosting packages that we offer you and activate it independently for each domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming knowledge to benefit from all features that our solutions include. If you have already built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your preference. We have a detailed Help article about the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines out of 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 need to only make sure that all of the files using SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are modified and lead to the already renamed files.