Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside a second file. It is used mainly with online content and it can make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a variety of web pages of your site, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All the web pages where this file is included will display the modified quote, so you'll not need to modify them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. In this way, you can make your website look much more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the cloud web hosting which you select, you will be able to make use of this feature and make your website much more dynamic. All you have to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code in it. You will not require any coding skills though, as you can simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can help you enable SSI for a specified site. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these web pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your preference. You will find an in depth Help article on the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be ready. You need to just make certain that all of the files implementing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your website are updated and lead to the already updated files.