Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It is utilized primarily with online content and it could help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on various pages within your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All webpages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not have to alter them manually every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this way, you may make your website seem far more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the shared hosting package that you choose, it will be possible to make use of this feature making your site much more dynamic. All that you will need to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that include a handful of lines of code in it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for any given website. You need to simply change the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your preference. We have an in depth Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You need to just be certain that all of the files using SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the already updated files.