Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It is utilized mostly with online content and it will help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a number of pages within your website, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All of the pages where this file is included will show the updated quote, so you will not need to change every one of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. This way, you may make your site seem much more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All the Linux cloud hosting packages that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and entering several lines of code inside, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved needs to be inside the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support crew shall also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all your files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choice. We have an in depth Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you need to create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be set. You need to simply ensure that all of the files using SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your website are updated and lead to the by now renamed files.