Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file within a second file. It's employed principally with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a few webpages of your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All of the web pages where this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to update all of them personally every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. By doing this, you can make your internet site appear far more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux shared web hosting package you select, it will be possible to make use of this feature making your website much more dynamic. Everything you need to do is going to be set up 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 handful of lines of code inside. You simply will not need any coding skills though, as you can simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a given website. You just have to modify the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will be possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with just a handful of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages as the option is featured within the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you have to do will be to make a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code inside. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles available within your account, which means you do not need any kind of programming abilities - you are able to simply copy the code in question. All pages that will make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this option to an existing website, you should make sure that you change all the links on it.