Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside of another file. It's used mainly with online content and it can help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of webpages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All of the web pages in which this file is included will display the updated quote, so you'll not have to update them personally every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this manner, you can make your site appear more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans we offer you and activate it independently for every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, since you don't need any programming capabilities to take advantage of all of the functions that our solutions have. If you have already built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes later, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your preference. We've got a detailed Help article about the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you should set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set. You need to just be sure that all files utilizing SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are updated and point to the already updated files.