Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It's utilized mainly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a variety of webpages within your site, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All of the webpages where this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not need to change them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. This way, you may make your website seem more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux hosting package which you choose, it will be easy to make use of this feature making your site more dynamic. Everything you must do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code inside it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for a specified site. You need to simply change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those webpages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for any domain or subdomain of your preference. We have in-depth Help article on the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set. You should simply ensure that all files implementing SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your site are updated and lead to the already updated files.