Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside another file. It's utilized mainly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on various webpages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All the pages where this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to edit every one of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. In this manner, you can make your site seem far more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

All of the Linux shared web hosting packages we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code inside it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support crew will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all of the files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for any domain or subdomain of your choice. We have in-depth Help article about the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable 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/subdomain and you'll be ready to go. You need to only be sure that all of the files making use of SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the already updated files.