Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file within a second file. It is used mainly with online content and it can make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a number of web pages of your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All the webpages in which this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you will not have to modify them manually each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your site look much more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared website hosting plans we offer and enable it individually for each domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding skills to take advantage of all functions that our services feature. If you have by now built your website and you would like to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make sure 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

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you pick. We've got in-depth 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 couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You should only make sure that all files making use of SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and lead to the already renamed files.