Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It's used mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on numerous webpages within your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All web pages where this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not need to alter them manually every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. This way, you may make your website look much more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux web hosting which you pick, it's possible to use this function and make your website much more dynamic. Everything you must do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and after that add a number of lines of code in it. You will not require any kind of coding skills however, as you can just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for any specific site. You need to simply change the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to activate and use Server Side Includes with simply a number of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers since the feature is present in the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be configured. All you have to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code inside. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered within your account, and that means you do not need any kind of programming capabilities - you can simply copy the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this feature to an existing website, you should make sure that you update all of the links in there.