Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used mainly with online content and it will make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on multiple webpages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All webpages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to edit them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your website look much more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this feature with the website hosting packages we offer and add dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to turn into a developer for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this function for your site, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain of your choice. We have in-depth Help article on the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You should only be sure that all of the files using SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the already updated files.