Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used principally with online content and it will make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a few web pages on your website, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All pages in which this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not have to edit every one of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple 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 may make your site look a lot more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared web hosting plans that we offer you and enable it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, since you don't need any coding expertise to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our services contain. If you have by now built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later on, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with only a couple of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages since the option is available in the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you have to do would be to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code in it. You will find the latter within the Help articles available as part of your account, so you do not require any programming skills - you're able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this function to an active site, you must make sure that you change all of the links in there.