Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It is employed typically with online content and it can make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a number of webpages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All of the pages where this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not need to change every one of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. This way, you can make your site appear more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All the website hosting services we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic components to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code inside, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 technical support crew shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not sure what to do. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all of the files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with just a few clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers because the feature is available within the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you have to do is to make a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter within the Help articles that can be found inside of your account, which means you do not require any programming knowledge - you are able to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this function to an active website, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.