Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It's used predominantly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a number of webpages of your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All the pages where this file is incorporated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to modify them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. This way, you may make your site look far more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting plans that we provide and enable it independently for every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy it, since you do not need any coding knowledge to take advantage of all characteristics that our services incorporate. If you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a couple of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans as the option is supported within the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you need to do is to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code in it. You will find the latter inside the Help articles that can be found within your account, so you do not need any programming capabilities - you're able to just copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this function to an active site, you should make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.