Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file within a second file. It's used mainly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a few webpages of your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All of the pages in which this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not have to update them personally every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this manner, you can make your site appear a lot more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux cloud hosting package that you choose, it will be possible to use this feature making your website much more dynamic. All you must do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that add a number of lines of code in it. You will not require any coding skills however, as you're able just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for a given site. You need to simply change the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you choose. We have in-depth Help article about the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you should create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set. You should simply be sure that all files making use of SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the by now updated files.