Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is utilized primarily with online content and it will help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on many pages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All webpages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to alter them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. By doing this, you can make your website appear more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so no matter the cloud hosting you pick, you'll be able to use this function making your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you have to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that add a few lines of code inside it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills though, since you can simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for any specified website. You just need to customize the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those web pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you choose. You will find a comprehensive Help article on the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You need to simply make certain that all files making use of SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now updated files.