Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file within another file. It is used predominantly with online content and it could make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on many pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All the pages in which this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you will not need to modify all of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. This way, you may make your site seem a lot more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the Linux cloud hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code within it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved must be within the particular 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 kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support team shall also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not sure what to do. You should also remember to change the extension of all files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with only a number of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server offers because the feature is present in the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you have to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles which can be found in your account, so you don't require any kind of programming capabilities - you'll be able to just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an active site, you have to make sure that you update all of the links on it.