Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside of another file. It's used mainly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on several web pages of your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All of the webpages where this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to alter all of them personally every time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. By doing this, you can make your site appear more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the cloud website hosting you pick, you will be able to make use of this function making your website more dynamic. Everything you have to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and add a few lines of code inside it. You will not require any kind of coding skills however, since you can simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a specific site. You just need to change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these webpages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain that you choose. We've got a comprehensive Help article on the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You need to just be certain that all files utilizing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the already updated files.