Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's utilized principally with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on various pages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to change all of them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. By doing this, you may make your website look more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to make use of this feature with the hosting plans we have and bring dynamic content to your sites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you do not have to turn into a coder for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you wish to use this feature for your website, you will need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site lead to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be easy to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with a handful of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server offers as the option is present in the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you need to do will be to make an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a handful of lines of code in it. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found within your account, and that means you don't need any kind of programming capabilities - you'll be able to simply copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this feature to an existing site, you must make sure that you update all the links on it.