Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It is used typically with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on various web pages on your site, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All the pages where this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to alter them personally every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your website seem more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to make use of this feature with all of the website hosting packages we feature and bring dynamic content to your sites with just a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for each specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to turn into a coder for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help article we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this feature for your website, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with just a couple of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers because the option is present in the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be configured. All you need to do is to make a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code in it. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles which can be found inside of your account, and that means you have no need for any kind of programming abilities - you can simply copy the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this option to an existing site, you must make sure that you update all of the links on it.