Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside another file. It is employed mainly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a variety of pages on your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All of the webpages in which this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your site appear much more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All the cloud website hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file concerned must be inside the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support crew will also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all of the files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with simply a couple of mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server plans since the feature is present on the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you have to do will be to make an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles available inside of your account, and that means you have no need for any kind of programming knowledge - you're able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an active site, you must make sure that you change all the links on it.