Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file within a second file. It's used mainly with online content and it will make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a few webpages of your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All the webpages in which this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you will not have to modify them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. This way, you may make your website appear far more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting packages that we offer and enable it separately for each domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished with an .htaccess file, which should be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy it, since you do not need any coding knowledge to benefit from all capabilities that our services feature. If you have already built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later on, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with merely a few mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages since the option is featured in the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you need to do would be to create an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code in it. You will find the latter inside the Help articles that can be found within your account, so you don't need any kind of programming expertise - it is possible to just copy the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this function to an existing site, you have to make sure that you change all of the links on it.