Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It's utilized mostly with online content and it will help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a variety of web pages of your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All of the web pages where this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not have to edit every one of them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. This way, you can make your website look far more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux hosting service you choose, it's possible to utilize this feature and make your website a lot more dynamic. Everything you will have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that include a handful of lines of code inside. You won't require any kind of coding skills however, since you can basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any given website. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you pick. We have a detailed Help article on the subject you can 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 in an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set. You need to just make sure that all files utilizing SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your website are modified and point to the already renamed files.