Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is used predominantly with online content and it will make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on various pages on your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All the pages in which this file is included will display the updated quote, so you'll not have to update all of them manually every time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. This way, you can make your internet site look more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all shared website hosting plans we provide and enable it separately for every domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, as you don't need any coding capabilities to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our solutions have. In case you have already built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you choose. You will find a thorough Help article on the subject that you can 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 need to set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready. You should just make certain that all of the files implementing SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the already updated files.