Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file within a second file. It is employed predominantly with online content and it can help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on various webpages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it daily. All the web pages in which this file is included will display the updated quote, so you will not have to change all of them personally 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 the present time and date. In this way, you can make your website appear a lot more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the website hosting plan you select, it's possible to utilize this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you have to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that add a few lines of code inside. You won't need any coding skills though, as you're able just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for any specified site. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you pick. We've got a detailed Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be set. You should just be sure that all of the files implementing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are modified and lead to the already renamed files.