Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It's used predominantly with online content and it will help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on many webpages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All of the pages in which this file is included will display the updated quote, so you will not have to edit every one of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. This way, you may make your site seem much more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud website hosting plans that we offer you and enable it separately for each domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming skills to take advantage of all capabilities that our services contain. If you have by now built your website and you want to use Server Side Includes later, you must ensure 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

You'll be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with only a couple of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages since the option is present within the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you need to do will be to make an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles available within your account, which means you don't require any programming abilities - it is possible to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an active website, you need to make sure that you change all the links in there.