Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It's used mainly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on many webpages on your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All webpages where this file is incorporated will show the modified quote, so you will not need to alter all of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this manner, you can make your site look much more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages we provide and activate it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy it, since you do not need any programming capabilities to benefit from all characteristics that our services have. If you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with simply a number of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans since the feature is featured on the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you have to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles accessible in your account, which means you don't need any kind of programming capabilities - you can simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add this option to an active website, you have to make sure that you change all the links in there.