Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It is used primarily with online content and it will help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on multiple webpages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All the web pages in which this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to edit all of them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. In this way, you can make your site look far more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to implement this feature with all of the web hosting packages that we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be enabled for each particular domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to become a developer for that as the required code may be copied from the Help article we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this function for your site, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain that you pick. We've got a detailed Help article about the subject that 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 ought to create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be set. You should only make certain that all files making use of SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now updated files.