Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's employed mostly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on many pages of your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All the web pages in which this file is included are going to show the modified quote, so you will not have to change all of them personally every single time. SSI can 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 even the present time and date. In this way, you can make your internet site look much more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the cloud hosting that you choose, it will be easy to make use of this feature making your site more dynamic. Everything you will need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code inside it. You'll not require any coding skills however, as you're able to basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for a specific site. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the website are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your preference. You will find in-depth Help article about the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a handful of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you should make in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be ready to go. You need to only make certain that all files implementing SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your site are modified and lead to the by now updated files.