Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file within a second file. It is used mostly with online content and it can help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on several pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All the web pages where this file is included are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not have to alter all of them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this manner, you may make your website look more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the shared hosting plans we provide and activate it independently for every single domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming knowledge to benefit from all functions that our services have. In case you have already built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes later, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be easy to activate and use Server Side Includes with merely a couple of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages since the feature is supported on the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you have to do would be to make a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, and that means you don't require any programming skills - you'll be able to simply just copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this function to an existing website, you must make sure that you change all the links on it.