Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's used principally with online content and it can help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a few webpages of your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All the pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to alter all of them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. In this way, you can make your internet site appear a lot more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the cloud hosting you select, it's possible to use this feature making your site more dynamic. All you have to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and add a few lines of code in it. You simply will not need any coding skills though, as you can basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for any given website. You just need to change the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with just a handful of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans as the option is present in the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you have to do would be to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that can be found within your account, which means you don't need any kind of programming abilities - you are able to just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this function to an existing website, you must make sure that you change all the links on it.