Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It is used predominantly with online content and it can help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on various web pages within your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All of the web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not need to change all of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. This way, you can make your site seem much more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All of the Linux website hosting that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code in it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved should be in the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support team will also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't certain what to do. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be possible to activate and employ Server Side Includes with merely a handful of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages because the option is available in the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you have to do is to make a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, so you have no need for any programming capabilities - you're able to simply just copy the code in question. All pages that will utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this feature to an active website, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.