Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It's employed mainly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a number of web pages of your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All of the pages in which this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to edit them personally each time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. This way, you can make your site appear a lot more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All cloud website hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic components to your static site which you host on our cloud platform. By making a blank .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question must be within the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you can see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support staff will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choosing. We have a thorough Help article on the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You should only make sure that all of the files implementing SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are modified and lead to the already updated files.