Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It is employed mostly with online content and it could make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on various web pages within your site, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to edit them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. This way, you can make your site look much more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All the shared website hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the particular folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 tech support team will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not confident how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all of the files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be easy to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with simply a couple of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers as the feature is featured within the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you need to do would be to set up a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code inside. You will find the latter inside the Help articles that can be found within your account, and that means you don't need any programming knowledge - you'll be able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an active site, you should make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.