Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It is employed typically with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on multiple pages on your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it daily. All the web pages where this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you will not have to alter them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. By doing this, you can make your site look much more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

All shared hosting service we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic elements to any static site which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and entering some lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question must be inside the particular folder where you will use SSI and you'll discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support team will also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not sure what to do. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choice. You will find a thorough Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set. You need to just make certain that all files making use of SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your site are updated and point to the already renamed files.