Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside of another file. It's utilized mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of web pages within your site, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All the webpages where this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not have to update them personally every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. In this way, you can make your site look a lot more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting packages we offer and activate it independently for each and every domain or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy it, since you don't need any coding capabilities to benefit from all features that our services incorporate. If you have by now built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to activate and use Server Side Includes with just a couple of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages as the feature is featured in the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you need to do is to set up a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found within your account, so you have no need for any kind of programming capabilities - it is possible to just copy the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this option to an active website, you should make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.