Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside another file. It is used mainly with online content and it will make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a number of web pages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All webpages in which this file is included will show the modified quote, so you'll not need to modify them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this way, you may make your internet site appear much more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All the shared hosting plans we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code in it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be within the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you can see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support team shall also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all your files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You will be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with merely a number of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans since the option is featured in the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you have to do is to set up an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that are available in your account, so you have no need for any programming expertise - you'll be able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this feature to an existing site, you should make sure that you change all the links on it.