Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file within a second file. It's used primarily with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a few pages within your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All webpages in which this file is incorporated will show the modified quote, so you'll not have to update them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. This way, you may make your site appear more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud website hosting plans that we provide and enable it independently for every single domain or subdomain in your hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy it, since you do not need any coding capabilities to take advantage of all features that our services come with. In case you have already built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choosing. We've got a thorough Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article in an .htaccess file that you should set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be set. You should just make sure that all of the files using SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the already renamed files.