Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file within another file. It is employed mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on numerous web pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All the webpages in which this file is included will show the modified quote, so you'll not have to change them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. This way, you may make your website seem a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud hosting which you choose, it's possible to use this function making your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you will have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and add a couple of lines of code inside. You won't need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any specified site. You need to simply change the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with just a handful of mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans because the feature is available within the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you have to do is to set up a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles accessible as part of your account, and that means you have no need for any kind of programming expertise - you're able to just copy the code in question. All webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an active site, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.