Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside a second file. It is used typically with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on multiple pages of your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All webpages in which this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to modify all of them manually every single 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. In this way, you may make your internet site look far more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to work with this function with any of the cloud hosting packages we have and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with just a few clicks. SSI can be activated for every particular domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you don't need to become a coder for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your website, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for every domain or subdomain that you choose. We have a detailed Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready. You should just ensure that all files utilizing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and point to the by now updated files.