Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known 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 can help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on several web pages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All of the web pages where this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to modify all of them manually every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. In this manner, you can make your website look a lot more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting plans we offer you and activate it individually for each domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be achieved by using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, as you do not need any programming capabilities to benefit from all of the capabilities that our services incorporate. If you have already built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with just a handful of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server packages as the option is featured on the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you have to do is to set up a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles available within your account, and that means you don't need any kind of programming knowledge - you can simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add this option to an active website, you should make sure that you update all of the links on it.