Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside another file. It is used typically with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a few pages on your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All web pages where this file is included will display the modified quote, so you'll not need to update them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this way, you may make your internet site look far more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the web hosting which you select, you'll be able to make use of this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. All that you need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code in it. You'll not require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for a specified site. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with just a few clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server plans as the option is available within the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be configured. All you have to do would be to create an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You will find the latter inside the Help articles available inside of your account, which means you do not need any programming expertise - it is possible to simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to use Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an active site, you must make sure that you change all of the links on it.