Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside another file. It's employed mostly with online content and it can help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on several web pages within your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All of the webpages where this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to edit every one of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this way, you can make your website look much more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared website hosting packages that we provide and activate it individually for every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming expertise to benefit from all capabilities that our services come with. If you have currently built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain of your choice. We've got in-depth Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you need to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set. You should just make sure that all files making use of SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are modified and point to the already updated files.