Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file within a second file. It is employed typically with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on multiple web pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All of the pages where this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to modify them personally every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this way, you may make your website appear a lot more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the shared plan which you select, it will be easy to use this function and make your site more dynamic. All that you will need to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any coding skills however, as you can just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for any specified site. You need to simply change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for virtually any domain name or subdomain that you choose. You will find an in depth Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be all set. You need to just ensure that all files using SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your site are modified and point to the already updated files.