Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized principally with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on several pages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All web pages in which this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to update them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your website seem much more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud web hosting packages that we offer you and activate it independently for every single domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding skills to take advantage of all characteristics that our services contain. If you have already built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choice. We have a comprehensive Help article on the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You should only make sure that all of the files implementing SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the by now renamed files.