Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside another file. It is employed predominantly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on numerous webpages of your site, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All webpages where this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to modify every one of them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. This way, you can make your internet site seem more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all web hosting packages we provide and activate it separately for every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done when using .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all of the features that our solutions contain. In case you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your preference. We've got a detailed Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You need to only ensure that all files implementing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your site are modified and point to the already updated files.