Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside of another file. It is utilized principally with online content and it will help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on various web pages within your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All web pages in which this file is included will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to change every one of them personally every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site appear more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to implement this feature with any of the website hosting packages that we feature and add dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to be a programmer for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this function for your site, it is important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your site point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to enable and employ Server Side Includes with merely a few clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages because the option is available in the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you need to do will be to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles accessible inside of your account, and that means you have no need for any kind of programming capabilities - you'll be able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this function to an existing site, you must make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.