Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file within another file. It's used mostly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on several web pages on your website, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All of the web pages where this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you'll not need to alter all of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your website seem more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All Linux shared hosting services we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic elements to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code inside it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be inside the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding experience. The 24/7 technical support crew will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be easy to activate and use Server Side Includes with just a number of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages as the option is featured on the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you need to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code inside. You will find the latter within the Help articles which can be found inside of your account, so you do not require any kind of programming capabilities - you're able to just copy the code in question. All pages that are going to utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this function to an existing site, you have to make sure that you change all the links on it.