Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It is used mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All the pages in which this file is included are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not have to change them personally each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your website appear much more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to make use of this function with all of the website hosting plans that we have and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every particular domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to become a coder for that because the required code can be copied from the Help article we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your site, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your preference. We have an in depth Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you need to make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You need to only be sure that all files making use of SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are modified and lead to the already renamed files.