Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside of another file. It is employed mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a number of pages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All the pages where this file is integrated will display the modified quote, so you will not have to update every one of them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. In this manner, you can make your website seem a lot more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible make use of this function with the hosting plans we offer and add dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI is enabled for every particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to turn into a programmer for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this function for your website, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with merely a few mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server packages as the feature is featured on the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you need to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code inside. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, so you do not require any programming capabilities - it is possible to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will use Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this option to an active website, you have to make sure that you change all of the links on it.