Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it can help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a few webpages within your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All the web pages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you will not have to change every one of them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. In this manner, you can make your internet site look far more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the cloud hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic elements to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code inside it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file in question must be within the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support staff will also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't certain what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choice. We've got in-depth 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 handful of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be ready. You should simply be sure that all files utilizing SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are updated and lead to the by now updated files.