Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It is utilized predominantly with online content and it will make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a few pages within your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All webpages where this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not have to change every one of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your website appear a lot more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to use this function with all of the shared hosting plans that we feature and add dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be activated for each particular domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to turn into a developer for that as the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this function for your website, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your website lead to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to activate and employ Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers as the option is supported within the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you need to do will be to make a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code inside. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles accessible inside of your account, and that means you have no need for any programming expertise - it is possible to just copy the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an existing website, you must make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.