Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside another file. It's employed mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a variety of web pages of your website, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All the web pages in which this file is included will display the modified quote, so you'll not need to change them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your website seem a lot more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting system, so no matter the hosting plan that you select, you will be able to use this function and make your site much more dynamic. All that you need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and include a couple of lines of code in it. You'll not need any coding skills however, as you're able just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for a specific site. You just need to change the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those 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 simply a number of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans as the option is featured within the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you have to do will be to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a handful of lines of code in it. You will find the latter inside the Help articles which can be found inside of your account, which means you don't need any programming expertise - you are able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this option to an active site, you must make sure that you change all the links in there.