Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file within another file. It's utilized principally with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on various webpages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All pages where this file is included will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter 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 instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your website appear a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the hosting service you choose, it will be easy to utilize this feature making your site more dynamic. Everything you must do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and add a few lines of code inside. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a specific site. You just need to change the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choosing. We have an in depth Help article on the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You need to just make sure that all files using SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are updated and point to the already updated files.