Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It is utilized mostly with online content and it can help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on several pages of your website, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every day. All the webpages in which this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you will not have to change them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. By doing this, you may make your website seem a lot more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to work with this function with the cloud web hosting plans that we feature and bring dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to be a developer for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help article we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this feature for your site, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website lead to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with a few clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages since the feature is supported in the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you have to do would be to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles which can be found within your account, so you don't need any kind of programming knowledge - you are able to simply copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this feature to an existing website, you have to make sure that you change all of the links on it.