Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used mainly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on several webpages of your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All pages where this file is included will show the updated quote, so you will not need to edit all of them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. This way, you can make your site seem a lot more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so no matter the Linux cloud hosting package that you select, it will be easy to make use of this function making your site more dynamic. All you will need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You'll not require any coding skills however, as you're able to just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for a given website. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. You will find a thorough Help article about the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You need to just make sure that all files using SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are modified and lead to the already updated files.