Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside a second file. It is employed mostly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a variety of webpages of your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All the webpages where this file is included will show the updated quote, so you'll not have to alter all of them personally each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. This way, you can make your internet site look much more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

All of the shared web hosting that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code inside, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file in question should be within the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can also see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all your files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you choose. We have a comprehensive Help article about the subject that you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be good to go. You need to only make certain that all files implementing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your website are updated and lead to the by now renamed files.