Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized principally with online content and it will make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on numerous pages on your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All webpages in which this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to modify them personally every time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. In this way, you can make your site appear more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to implement this feature with any of the shared web hosting plans we offer you and bring dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each particular domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to turn into a programmer for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this feature for your site, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain that you pick. We've got in-depth Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be set. You need to simply make certain that all files making use of SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your website are modified and lead to the already updated files.