Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file within another file. It is utilized typically with online content and it could make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a number of webpages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All the pages where this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not have to alter them personally every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this manner, you can make your website seem far more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the website hosting packages that we offer you and enable it separately for each domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy it, since you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our services contain. In case you have by now built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes later, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server offers as the option is featured in the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles that can be found in your account, and that means you don't require any programming skills - you are able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an active site, you should make sure that you change all the links on it.