Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It's utilized mainly with online content and it could help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on several webpages on your website, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All the pages where this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not need to edit every one of them manually every time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. By doing this, you can make your site seem more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux website hosting you choose, you'll be able to use this function making your site much more dynamic. Everything you must do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and add a couple of lines of code inside it. You will not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for any specified website. You just need to customize the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those webpages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with only a handful of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages since the option is available in the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you have to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a number of lines of code inside. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles that are available within your account, which means you do not need any programming expertise - you're able to just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will use Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this option to an active site, you need to make sure that you change all of the links in there.