Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a number of web pages of your site, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All of the webpages where this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to modify them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this way, you can make your website look much more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

All of the Linux hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code inside it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question should be within the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you will see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support staff will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not confident how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all of the files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

When you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. We've got an in depth Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set. You should only be sure that all files making use of SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your site are modified and lead to the already updated files.