Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It is utilized typically with online content and it will help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a few pages on your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All the web pages where this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not have to edit them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site seem much more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to make use of this function with any of the hosting plans that we have and bring dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every specific domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to be a coder for that since the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this feature for your website, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain that you choose. You will find in-depth Help article about the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be set. You should only be certain that all of the files utilizing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are modified and lead to the already renamed files.