Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file within another file. It is employed principally with online content and it could help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a number of pages of your site, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All the pages where this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to update every one of them manually every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this manner, you may make your site appear a lot more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All of the website hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and entering several lines of code inside it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be in the particular folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support crew shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not certain what to do. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all of the files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.

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 only a few clicks and for any domain or subdomain of your preference. You will find in-depth Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set. You should just be certain that all files implementing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your website are modified and point to the already renamed files.