Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used predominantly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on several pages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All of the webpages in which this file is incorporated will show the modified quote, so you'll not have to modify them personally every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this way, you can make your internet site seem far more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting plans we offer and activate it separately for every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this when using .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy it, since you do not need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all functions that our services come with. In case you have currently built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your preference. We've got a comprehensive Help article on the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You need to simply be certain that all of the files implementing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are modified and lead to the by now updated files.