Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside another file. It's utilized typically with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on numerous web pages of your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All the web pages in which this file is included will show the modified quote, so you will not need to change every one of them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. By doing this, you may make your website appear much more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All Linux shared website hosting service that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic components to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code inside it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file involved should be within the particular folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding knowledge. The 24/7 tech support staff shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure what to do. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all of the files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with simply a number of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers as the option is featured in the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you need to do would be to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code in it. You will find the latter within the Help articles which can be found inside of your account, and that means you have no need for any kind of programming capabilities - you can simply just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to use Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this function to an active site, you should make sure that you update all the links on it.