Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside another file. It's used typically with online content and it can help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on several webpages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All pages where this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to update all of them manually each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. This way, you can make your website seem more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the shared web hosting plan you pick, it will be possible to utilize this feature making your site more dynamic. Everything you have to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and after that include a number of lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills however, since you can just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a specified website. You just have to customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these webpages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain of your preference. We've got a comprehensive Help article about the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You should simply be certain that all files implementing SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and point to the by now renamed files.