Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside another file. It is utilized typically with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on numerous pages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All the web pages where this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not need to edit every one of them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. This way, you may make your site seem much more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible make use of this function with the shared web hosting plans we feature and add in dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI is activated for every particular domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you don't have to be a programmer for that as the necessary code may be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this function for your site, it's important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choosing. You will find an in depth Help article on the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you need to make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready. You should only be certain that all files using SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your website are updated and lead to the by now updated files.