Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It is employed principally with online content and it could make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on many web pages of your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All of the webpages where this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you will not need to alter all of them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. In this way, you can make your website seem far more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the web hosting packages that we offer you and enable it independently for each and every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all capabilities that our services contain. In case you have currently built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with simply a number of mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the option is present in the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be set up. All you need to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles which can be found within your account, and that means you don't need any kind of programming knowledge - you can simply copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this function to an existing website, you have to make sure that you update all of the links in there.