Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside of another file. It is used mostly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a few pages of your website, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every day. All of the web pages where this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you will not need to update them manually each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your website seem a lot more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the shared website hosting plan you choose, you'll be able to make use of this feature and make your site more dynamic. Everything you need to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and after that add a few lines of code inside. You'll not need any coding skills however, as you're able simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a given site. You just need to change the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choice. You will find a comprehensive Help article on the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set. You need to simply make sure that all of the files using SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the already renamed files.