Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It is employed primarily with online content and it could make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on multiple web pages of your site, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All web pages where this file is included will display the updated quote, so you will not need to edit them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. By doing this, you can make your website appear far more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the shared plan that you pick, you'll be able to use this function and make your website a lot more dynamic. All you have to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then add a few lines of code in it. You will not need any coding skills however, as you can simply copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for any given site. You just need to modify the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these web pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to activate and employ Server Side Includes with only a handful of mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans since the feature is present on the cloud platform where your account shall be set up. All you have to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, so you have no need for any programming expertise - you're able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this feature to an existing website, you should make sure that you change all of the links on it.