Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file within another file. It is employed mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on multiple webpages within your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All of the web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to alter all of them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. In this way, you may make your website look much more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All of the Linux shared hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By creating a blank .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code in it, you can activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file concerned must be in the particular folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support crew will also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choice. You will find in-depth Help article about the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready. You should only ensure that all files utilizing SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are updated and lead to the by now updated files.