Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside another file. It is utilized primarily with online content and it will help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on many pages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All the web pages where this file is incorporated will show the modified quote, so you will not need to alter all of them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this way, you may make your site appear much more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the shared website hosting that you select, you'll be able to use this function and make your website a lot more dynamic. All you will have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and after that add a number of lines of code in it. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills however, since you can simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for a specific website. You just need to modify the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

You'll be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with simply a handful of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages because the option is available on the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you need to do is to make a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that can be found as part of your account, which means you don't need any kind of programming expertise - you'll be able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an active website, you should make sure that you change all the links in there.