Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It's used mainly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a number of web pages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All webpages where this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to edit every one of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your website seem far more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we provide and enable it individually for every domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy it, since you do not need any programming expertise to take advantage of all features that our solutions have. In case you have currently built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choice. We have a comprehensive Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be good to go. You should just make sure that all files making use of SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and point to the by now updated files.