Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It is employed mostly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All webpages in which this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you will not have to modify every one of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. This way, you can make your website seem a lot more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all web hosting plans that we provide and enable it individually for every single domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, since you don't need any coding capabilities to benefit from all of the functions that our services incorporate. If you have already built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make certain 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

It will be possible to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with only a few clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server offers since the option is featured in the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you need to do is to create a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that are available within your account, so you don't need any kind of programming capabilities - you can simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this function to an existing site, you should make sure that you update all the links on it.