Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file within a second file. It's used mainly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every day. All the web pages in which this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to change them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your site look much more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All cloud hosting service we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By making a blank .htaccess file and adding some lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support crew shall also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should also make sure to change the extension of all your files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to enable and employ Server Side Includes with simply a handful of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server offers since the option is available within the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do would be to make an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You will find the latter inside the Help articles available inside of your account, and that means you have no need for any programming capabilities - you're able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this option to an existing website, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.