Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used primarily with online content and it could help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a variety of web pages within your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All of the pages in which this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to alter every one of them personally every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your website look far more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so regardless of the hosting that you pick, it will be possible to make use of this function and make your site more dynamic. All that you will have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code inside it. You simply will not require any coding skills however, as you can just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for any specified site. You just need to modify the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these webpages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will be possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with a handful of clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server packages because the feature is present in the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you need to do would be to create a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code in it. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that can be found within your account, which means you do not require any programming skills - you are able to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to utilize 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 change all the links on it.