Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized primarily with online content and it will make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on several pages on your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All webpages where this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter all of them personally every time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. In this manner, you can make your site appear more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All of the Linux website hosting that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be within the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you can find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. Our 24/7 tech support team will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't confident how to proceed. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all your files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with merely a couple of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server plans because the option is present in the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you have to do will be to set up a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code in it. You can find the latter inside the Help articles accessible within your account, so you do not need any programming abilities - you are able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an active site, you should make sure that you change all the links on it.