Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's employed primarily with online content and it could make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on various web pages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All of the web pages in which this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not need to update all of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. This way, you may make your website seem more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting platform, so no matter the web hosting plan you select, you will be able to use this function and make your website a lot more dynamic. Everything you will have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then add a handful of lines of code inside it. You will not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for a specific website. You just have to change the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the website are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get a semi-dedicated server package from us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain of your preference. You will find a thorough Help article on the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be good to go. You should only make sure that all of the files implementing SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your website are updated and point to the by now renamed files.