Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is employed principally with online content and it will help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a number of pages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All of the web pages where this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not have to edit them personally each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. In this manner, you may make your site seem a lot more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the shared hosting you pick, you'll be able to use this function making your site a lot more dynamic. All you will have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and add a number of lines of code inside it. You won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any given site. You need to simply change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these web pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choice. We have a thorough Help article on the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be set. You need to only be sure that all files utilizing SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your site are updated and point to the already renamed files.