Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file inside another file. It is utilized principally with online content and it will help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on multiple web pages on your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All pages in which this file is integrated will display the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. In this way, you may make your website appear much more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to make use of this function with any of the cloud hosting packages we offer and add in dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each particular domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to turn into a coder for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your site, you will need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site point to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. You will find in-depth Help article about the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready. You need to simply make certain that all files utilizing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are kept up to date and point to the already updated files.