Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside of another file. It's utilized primarily with online content and it will help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on multiple pages on your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All of the web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not have to modify them personally each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. This way, you can make your internet site seem a lot more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to make use of this feature with all of the shared hosting packages we offer you and add dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each individual domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to be a developer for that as the required code can be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this function for your site, you have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

If you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choice. We have a comprehensive Help article about the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You should simply ensure that all of the files using SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your site are modified and point to the already renamed files.