Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is used mostly with online content and it could make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on multiple web pages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All the webpages where this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you will not have to edit all of them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. By doing this, you can make your site look far more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to implement this feature with the cloud web hosting plans we offer and add dynamic content to your websites with a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to be a developer for that because the required code can be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your website, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to enable and employ Server Side Includes with only a few clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers since the feature is featured in the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you have to do will be to set up a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a couple of lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles that are available inside of your account, and that means you don't require any kind of programming knowledge - you're able to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this option to an active website, you must make sure that you update all the links on it.