Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside of another file. It's employed mostly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a number of webpages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All of the webpages in which this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to edit them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. This way, you may make your site look a lot more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All of the website hosting that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code inside, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be in the exact folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support crew shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should also make sure to change the extension of all of the files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for any domain or subdomain of your choosing. We have a thorough Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be set. You should simply be certain that all of the files making use of SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now renamed files.