Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a few pages of your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All of the web pages in which this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to change them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your site appear a lot more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

All the Linux web hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By making a clear .htaccess file and entering some lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the exact folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't certain what to do. You should also remember to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with just a couple of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages since the feature is supported in the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you have to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found as part of your account, which means you have no need for any kind of programming abilities - you are able to just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this option to an active website, you have to make sure that you change all of the links in there.