Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's used mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on several pages on your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All of the webpages in which this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you will not need to alter all of them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. By doing this, you can make your internet site appear much more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

All the cloud web hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a blank .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code inside, you can activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be in the exact folder where you will use SSI and you can also find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support team will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through us, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you pick. You will find a thorough Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be set. You should only make sure that all files making use of SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and point to the already renamed files.