Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file within another file. It's used typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of webpages within your website, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All the webpages where this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not have to edit every one of them personally each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. This way, you can make your website look far more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans we offer you and enable it separately for each domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming skills to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our services feature. In case you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with just a few clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages as the option is available on the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you have to do will be to make an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a handful of lines of code in it. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles accessible as part of your account, and that means you don't need any programming abilities - it is possible to just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to use Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this function to an existing website, you have to make sure that you update all of the links on it.