Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used principally with online content and it can help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on many webpages within your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All the web pages where this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not need to alter all of them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. In this way, you can make your internet site look far more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages we offer you and enable it independently for each and every domain or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done with an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy it, as you do not need any coding expertise to benefit from all capabilities that our services include. In case you have by now built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you must ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you choose. We've got a comprehensive Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set. You should simply be sure that all of the files making use of SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now updated files.