Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file within another file. It's used predominantly with online content and it will make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a number of pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All of the pages in which this file is included will show the updated quote, so you will not need to alter all of them manually every single time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. This way, you can make your website seem much more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to use this function with all of the cloud hosting plans that we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for each particular domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, there is no need to become a programmer for that as the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this function for your site, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your website lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choosing. You will find a comprehensive Help article about the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set. You should just make sure that all of the files implementing SSI have the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now renamed files.