Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It's utilized principally with online content and it will help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages of your site, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All the pages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you will not need to modify all of them personally every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this way, you can make your internet site appear more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

All the cloud web hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a blank .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved needs to be within the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 technical support team will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure what to do. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all your files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your preference. We've got in-depth Help article on the subject that you can find 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 within an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You need to simply be sure that all files implementing SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the by now updated files.