Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside a second file. It's used primarily with online content and it will help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on many webpages within your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All the webpages in which this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. By doing this, you can make your site seem a lot more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux shared web hosting plan which you select, it will be possible to use this function making your site more dynamic. All you will have to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that include a handful of lines of code in it. You simply will not require any coding skills though, as you can just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for a specific website. You just have to change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those webpages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your preference. We have in-depth Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You need to only make sure that all files implementing SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the already updated files.