Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside another file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it could make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of webpages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All of the webpages where this file is included will display the updated quote, so you'll not have to edit all of them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. In this way, you may make your internet site seem a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux hosting which you pick, it's possible to make use of this feature and make your website much more dynamic. Everything you will have to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You'll not require any kind of coding skills however, since you can simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for a specific website. You just need to change the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for every domain or subdomain that you pick. We have a thorough Help article about the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You need to just be certain that all files implementing SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and lead to the by now updated files.