Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized typically with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on various web pages within your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All the webpages where this file is included will show the updated quote, so you'll not have to update every one of them personally each time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. By doing this, you may make your website seem far more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to make use of this function with the cloud website hosting plans we offer you and bring dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each particular domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to become a programmer for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this feature for your website, you will need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with merely a few clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers as the feature is available in the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you have to do will be to create a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles which can be found as part of your account, so you do not need any kind of programming capabilities - you can simply just copy the code in question. All pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this feature to an existing site, you need to make sure that you change all the links on it.