Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's used typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a variety of webpages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All pages where this file is included will display the updated quote, so you will not need to update every one of them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. In this manner, you can make your website look more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the cloud web hosting which you pick, it will be possible to make use of this function making your website much more dynamic. All you need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any specific site. You just need to change the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these webpages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It is possible to activate and employ Server Side Includes with simply a number of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers since the feature is supported within the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you have to do is to set up a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter within the Help articles available inside of your account, and that means you do not need any kind of programming knowledge - you're able to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this option to an existing website, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.