Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file within another file. It is employed mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on several webpages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All pages in which this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you'll not have to edit every one of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. By doing this, you can make your website appear much more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to use this function with all of the shared web hosting plans that we have and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI is activated for every particular domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to be a developer for that since the required code can be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this function for your website, you will need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your site lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choice. You will find an in depth Help article about the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be set. You should simply be certain that all files using SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are updated and point to the already renamed files.