Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It is employed primarily with online content and it can help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a number of webpages on your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All webpages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not need to modify every one of them manually every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your site seem much more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able make use of this feature with the shared website hosting packages that we have and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to be a programmer for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this function for your website, you will need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus 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 plan with us, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for any domain name or subdomain that you choose. We have a thorough Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be set. You should simply be certain that all files implementing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.