Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file within a second file. It's used primarily with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on many pages of your website, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it daily. All the webpages in which this file is integrated will display the modified quote, so you'll not have to alter every one of them manually each time. SSI could 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 the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your site appear much more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All the cloud website hosting plans we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code inside it, you can activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file concerned must be inside the specific folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support staff will also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all of the files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable and use Server Side Includes with merely a few clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers as the option is available in the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you need to do would be to make a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found within your account, which means you do not need any kind of programming expertise - it is possible to simply copy the code in question. All pages that are going to use Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this option to an existing website, you should make sure that you update all the links on it.