Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file within another file. It is used typically with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of web pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All pages in which this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to update them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. This way, you may make your website seem much more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the cloud hosting that you select, it's possible to make use of this function and make your site more dynamic. All that you need to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code in it. You simply will not need any kind of coding skills however, since you can simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a given site. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your preference. We've got in-depth Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be all set to go. You need to simply make certain that all files implementing SSI have the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are updated and lead to the by now renamed files.