Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used primarily with online content and it will help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on several webpages on your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All of the web pages where this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to update all of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. This way, you can make your internet site look much more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
All of the Linux web hosting packages we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic elements to any static site which you host on our cloud platform. By making a blank .htaccess file and entering several lines of code inside, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file in question must be inside the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 tech support crew will also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't certain how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site point to the appropriate files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with merely a couple of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans as the option is featured in the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you have to do will be to set up a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code inside. You will find the latter within the Help articles that can be found in your account, so you don't need any programming skills - it is possible to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this function to an existing website, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.