Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside a second file. It's employed mostly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on several pages on your site, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All pages where this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to change every one of them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. This way, you can make your site appear more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all hosting packages we provide and enable it independently for every single domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding skills to take advantage of all of the functions that our services come with. In case you have by now built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes later on, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be easy to activate and use Server Side Includes with only a couple of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans because the feature is supported in the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you have to do is to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that are offered in your account, so you don't need any programming knowledge - you'll be able to simply copy the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this feature to an existing website, you need to make sure that you update all the links in there.