Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It is utilized mainly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of web pages on your site, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All webpages where this file is included will show the modified quote, so you'll not have to edit all of them manually every time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. This way, you can make your site appear far more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All of the shared services we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic elements to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be within the specific folder where you will use SSI and you'll discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 technical support team will also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should also remember to change the extension of all of the files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with simply a few mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers as the feature is present on the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you need to do would be to set up a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code inside. You will find the latter within the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, which means you do not require any programming capabilities - you are able to just copy the code in question. All web pages that will use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this feature to an active website, you should make sure that you update all of the links in there.