Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It's employed mainly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on various web pages within your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All of the pages in which this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to modify them manually every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. By doing this, you can make your website seem more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the cloud website hosting plan you pick, it's possible to use this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you must do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that include a handful of lines of code inside it. You won't require any coding skills though, as you're able just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for a given site. You need to simply change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain that you pick. You will find a detailed Help article about the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you should make in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready. You should simply be sure that all of the files implementing SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are modified and point to the already renamed files.