Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It's employed mainly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on several webpages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All pages where this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not have to edit every one of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. This way, you can make your site look a lot more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
All hosting services we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering several lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be inside the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support crew shall also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all your files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will be easy to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server offers since the option is available on the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you need to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code in it. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles which can be found as part of your account, and that means you don't need any kind of programming capabilities - you're able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this feature to an existing website, you must make sure that you change all of the links in there.