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 is employed mostly with online content and it could help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a few webpages within your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All webpages in which this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to alter all of them manually each time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. This way, you can make your internet site look more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All of the Linux hosting that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By creating a blank .htaccess file and adding some lines of code inside, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question should be within the particular folder where you will use SSI and you will find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support team will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all of the files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choosing. We have an in depth Help article about the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You need to just be certain that all files utilizing SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are updated and point to the by now updated files.