Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside another file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on numerous web pages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All the webpages where this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not have to modify all of them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. By doing this, you may make your site appear a lot more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Web 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 shared hosting plans that we provide and enable it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into 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 in our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding skills to take advantage of all of the functions that our services contain. If you have already built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need 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

It will be possible to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers because the option is present on the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you have to do is to set up a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code in it. You will find the latter within the Help articles that are available in your account, which means you don't need any kind of programming capabilities - you can just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an active site, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.