Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is utilized primarily with online content and it could help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a few web pages of your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All pages where this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to change them personally every time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. In this way, you can make your site seem far more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the website hosting which you pick, it will be possible to utilize this function making your site a lot more dynamic. All you have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and add a handful of lines of code in it. You will not need any coding skills however, since you can basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a specific website. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a handful of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server plans as the option is available in the cloud platform where your new account will be configured. All you have to do would be to set up a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code inside. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles which can be found inside of your account, which means you do not need any kind of programming capabilities - you'll be able to simply copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this function to an active site, you must make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.