Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside of another file. It's utilized mainly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on many web pages of your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All the web pages where this file is included will show the modified quote, so you will not have to modify them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your site appear more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to use this function with all of the hosting packages we offer and add in dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to be a programmer for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this function for your website, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with simply a few clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages because the option is featured in the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you have to do would be to create an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code inside. You will find the latter inside the Help articles which can be found inside of your account, which means you don't require any programming capabilities - you're able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to use Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this feature to an existing site, you should make sure that you change all of the links on it.