Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is employed primarily with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a number of pages of your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All web pages in which this file is included will display the modified quote, so you will not have to edit all of them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. This way, you may make your site look much more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All the Linux cloud website hosting plans we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and adding some lines of code within it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be within the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you will get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support staff shall also be capable to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all your files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choice. We've got a comprehensive Help article about the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be ready to go. You need to just be certain that all of the files using SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.