Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is used mainly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a variety of web pages on your website, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All the pages where this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to edit all of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your website look more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all shared hosting packages that we offer you and activate it separately for every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this with an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding knowledge to benefit from all functions that our services feature. If you have by now built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes later, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with just a number of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans because the feature is available in the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you need to do would be to create an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles that can be found in your account, which means you don't require any programming skills - you are able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this function to an active website, you should make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.