Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It is utilized primarily with online content and it will make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on many pages within your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All the pages where this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to change all of them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. This way, you may make your site appear much more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All cloud website hosting packages that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code within it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file in question must be in the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you can find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not certain what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain that you pick. We have a comprehensive Help article about the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be good to go. You need to only make sure that all files using SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your site are modified and lead to the already updated files.