Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It's used typically with online content and it can make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on many web pages on your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All webpages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not need to update every one of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. By doing this, you can make your website appear much more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all website hosting packages we provide and activate it separately for every single domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding capabilities to take advantage of all characteristics that our services include. If you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain of your preference. We have an in depth Help article about the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set. You need to only be sure that all files using SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are updated and lead to the by now renamed files.