Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside another file. It is employed predominantly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a variety of web pages on your site, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it daily. All pages where this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not have to alter all of them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. By doing this, you can make your internet site appear a lot more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to use this feature with the web hosting packages that we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to turn into a coder for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your site, it is important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you choose. We've got a thorough Help article on the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set. You need to only be sure that all of the files implementing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your site are modified and point to the by now updated files.