Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It is used typically with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a number of webpages of your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All of the pages where this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to alter all of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this way, you may make your site seem a lot more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting plans we offer you and activate it independently for every single domain or subdomain in your hosting account. You can do this when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, since you don't need any coding expertise to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our services incorporate. In case you have by now built your site and you want to employ Server Side Includes later, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to activate and use Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server packages since the feature is present on the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you need to do is to make a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code in it. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles available within your account, and that means you do not need any kind of programming knowledge - it is possible to just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an existing site, you must make sure that you change all the links in there.