Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside another file. It is employed mainly with online content and it could help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a few pages within your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All the webpages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you will not have to edit every one of them manually each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your internet site seem far more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to use this feature with any of the shared hosting plans we offer and add dynamic content to your sites with just a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to turn into a programmer for that because the needed code may be copied from the Help article we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to use this feature for your website, it's important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your preference. We have a detailed Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You should just be certain that all of the files implementing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your website are modified and point to the already renamed files.