Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's used typically with online content and it will help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a variety of webpages of your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not have to edit them manually every time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. By doing this, you can make your internet site appear a lot more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the hosting service you select, it's possible to make use of this function making your site much more dynamic. Everything you will have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and add a handful of lines of code inside it. You will not need any kind of coding skills though, since you can just copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for a specified site. You just need to change the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those web pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It is possible to activate and use Server Side Includes with merely a few clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans as the feature is supported in the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you have to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code inside. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found as part of your account, so you don't require any programming skills - you are able to just copy the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this function to an active website, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links in there.