Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It's used mainly with online content and it can help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on several web pages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All of the web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not have to alter every one of them manually every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. In this way, you may make your internet site appear a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud website hosting plans we provide and enable it individually for each domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. You can do this by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming skills to take advantage of all functions that our services contain. In case you have already built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choice. We have a thorough Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You need to only make certain that all files implementing SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your site are modified and lead to the by now updated files.