Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It's used mostly with online content and it will help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on many pages on your website, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All the web pages in which this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not need to alter them manually each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. This way, you can make your website seem more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud website hosting plans that we offer you and enable it individually for every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy it, as you don't need any coding expertise to take advantage of all of the capabilities that our solutions contain. If you have by now built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later on, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you choose. We've got an in depth Help article on the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You need to simply make certain that all of the files utilizing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and point to the by now updated files.