Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file within another file. It is employed primarily with online content and it can make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on several pages of your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All of the web pages in which this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not need to modify all of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. This way, you may make your internet site appear much more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to implement this function with any of the web hosting packages that we offer and add in dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every particular domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to turn into a developer for that because the needed code may be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this function for your website, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your preference. We've got in-depth Help article about the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready to go. You need to just be certain that all files implementing SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your site are modified and point to the already renamed files.