Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It is used mainly with online content and it could help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on various webpages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All webpages where this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not need to update them personally each time. SSI could 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 even the current time and date. In this way, you can make your site look a lot more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

All Linux shared website hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic components to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved should be within the particular folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not confident what to do. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for every domain name or subdomain that you choose. We have a detailed Help article on the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you should make in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be good to go. You need to just make certain that all files using SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.