Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is employed mainly with online content and it could help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a number of webpages within your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All of the web pages where this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you will not have to update all of them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this manner, you can make your site appear far more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux shared web hosting service you choose, you'll be able to make use of this feature and make your website a lot more dynamic. All you have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code in it. You won't need any coding skills however, since you can just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for any specified website. You just need to change the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those web pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with just a number of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans as the option is available on the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you need to do is to set up an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code in it. You can find the latter within the Help articles that are available in your account, so you don't need any kind of programming expertise - you are able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this function to an existing website, you should make sure that you update all the links on it.