Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It is employed primarily with online content and it could help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on various web pages on your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All the web pages where this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not need to update every one of them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. In this way, you can make your internet site appear far more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All the Linux hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code inside it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved should be within the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding experience. The 24/7 technical support team will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your preference. We've got a detailed Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You need to only be sure that all files utilizing SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your site are modified and point to the by now updated files.