Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file within another file. It's utilized typically with online content and it can make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on many webpages of your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All the web pages where this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to modify every one of them manually every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. This way, you may make your website look much more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting plans that we provide and activate it independently for every single domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy it, since you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all functions that our services contain. If you have currently built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choice. We have a comprehensive Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready. You should only be certain that all files making use of SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now renamed files.