Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside another file. It is utilized predominantly with online content and it can help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a few pages of your site, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All web pages where this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to edit them manually every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. By doing this, you can make your site seem more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

All of the shared web hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering some lines of code inside it, you can activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned must be inside the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 technical support team will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not confident how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all your files which will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you choose. We have a comprehensive Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you should set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You need to simply be certain that all of the files utilizing SSI have the appropriate 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 renamed files.