Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's employed principally with online content and it will help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on several web pages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All pages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter every one of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. In this manner, you can make your site seem a lot more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux cloud website hosting you pick, it will be possible to make use of this function making your website more dynamic. All that you will have to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and after that add a few lines of code inside. You will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for any specific site. You just have to customize the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain that you pick. We have in-depth Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be set. You need to simply be sure that all files utilizing SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the by now updated files.