Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside another file. It is employed mostly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on several pages of your website, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All the web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to alter all of them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this manner, you can make your website seem a lot more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud website hosting packages we provide and activate it separately for each and every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be achieved when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, since you do not need any coding capabilities to benefit from all features that our services come with. In case you have already built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you pick. We have in-depth Help article on the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set. You should only be sure that all of the files implementing SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your website are updated and point to the by now renamed files.