Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file within a second file. It is employed typically with online content and it could make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on many web pages within your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All web pages in which this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit every one of them personally every single time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. This way, you may make your website seem much more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages that we provide and activate it individually for each domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy it, since you don't need any programming knowledge to take advantage of all of the functions that our solutions come with. If you have by now built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It is possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with just a number of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans because the feature is supported in the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you need to do is to make a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a handful of lines of code in it. You can find the latter inside the Help articles which can be found in your account, and that means you have no need for any programming knowledge - you can just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an existing site, you must make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.