Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It's employed mostly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on several web pages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All pages where this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter every one of them manually every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. By doing this, you can make your website appear far more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
All of the web hosting plans we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and adding several lines of code in it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved should 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 don't need any kind of coding knowledge. Our 24/7 technical support staff will also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not sure what to do. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all your files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the correct files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to enable and make use of Server Side Includes with simply a few clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers because the option is supported within the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you need to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a couple of lines of code inside. You can find the latter inside the Help articles that can be found within your account, which means you do not require any programming skills - you are able to simply just copy the code in question. All pages that will make use of Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this option to an active site, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all the links in there.