Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside another file. It is utilized principally with online content and it will help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of pages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All the webpages where this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to edit all of them manually each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. This way, you can make your website seem far more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All of the web hosting services we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By making a clear .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code in it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be in the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding experience. The 24/7 tech support crew shall also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't certain how to proceed. You should also remember to change the extension of all of the files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to activate and employ Server Side Includes with only a handful of mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers because the option is featured in the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you have to do would be to make an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles which can be found inside of your account, and that means you do not need any programming skills - you are able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an existing site, you must make sure that you update all of the links in there.