Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is employed principally with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages on your website, for example, you can make 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 will not have to update all of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. This way, you may make your site appear more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All Linux website hosting packages that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code inside, you can enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved must be inside the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You will be able to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with a handful of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers because the feature is present in the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you have to do is to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles accessible in your account, so you do not need any kind of programming expertise - you're able to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you add this feature to an active site, you must make sure that you change all the links in there.