Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside of another file. It is used primarily with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on many pages within your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All web pages where this file is included will show the updated quote, so you will not have to change them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this way, you may make your website appear a lot more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this function with any of the web hosting plans we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to become a coder for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this function for your site, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for any domain name or subdomain that you choose. We've got a thorough Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you should set up in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You need to simply ensure that all files implementing SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your website are updated and lead to the already updated files.