Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is used primarily with online content and it will help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages within your website, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All pages in which this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you'll not have to update them personally every single time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. In this way, you can make your website appear more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able make use of this feature with any of the cloud website hosting packages we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI can be activated for every specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to become a coder for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to use this function for your site, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with just a number of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages because the feature is supported on the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you need to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a handful of lines of code in it. You will find the latter within the Help articles accessible within your account, which means you do not need any programming capabilities - you can simply copy the code in question. All webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this option to an existing site, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.