Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It's used mainly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a few pages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All the web pages in which this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not need to modify every one of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. This way, you may make your site look a lot more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All of the cloud website hosting plans we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and adding several lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question must be inside the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew shall also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't certain what to do. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your preference. We have a thorough Help article about the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be good to go. You need to only be sure that all of the files using SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and point to the by now updated files.