Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside a second file. It is utilized predominantly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on various pages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All the webpages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to modify all of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. This way, you may make your internet site appear far more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the Linux cloud service that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By creating a clear .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved should be inside the exact folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding expertise. The 24/7 tech support crew will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not certain what to do. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all of the files that will make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your preference. We've got a comprehensive Help article about the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set. You need to simply ensure that all files making use of SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your site are modified and lead to the by now updated files.