Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file within another file. It's used primarily with online content and it can help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a number of pages on your site, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All webpages where this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to update all of them personally each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your site seem much more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All of the cloud website hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic elements to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and entering some lines of code within it, you can activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be inside the specific folder where you will use SSI and you'll get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support team shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not confident how to proceed. You should also remember to change the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you choose. We've got an in depth Help article about the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You should only be certain that all files making use of SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your website are updated and lead to the already renamed files.