Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file within a second file. It is used principally with online content and it can help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on several pages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All pages in which this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to change every one of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. By doing this, you can make your internet site look more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to use this feature with the shared hosting plans we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI is activated for every individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to be a coder for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help post we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this function for your website, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We have a comprehensive Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be ready. You need to only be sure that all files using SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and also that the links on your website are updated and lead to the by now renamed files.