Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on many webpages within your site, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All the pages in which this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you will not have to change all of them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your site appear far more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able make use of this function with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to be a coder for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help post we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this function for your website, you must rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain that you pick. We've got an in depth Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready. You need to just be certain that all files implementing SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your website are updated and point to the by now renamed files.