Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on many web pages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All of the web pages where this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not have to change them personally every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. This way, you may make your site seem far more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
All the Linux cloud hosting packages that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be in the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support staff will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all your files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the proper files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to enable and use Server Side Includes with a handful of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server packages since the option is available within the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be set up. All you need to do is to set up an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code in it. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered within your account, so you do not require any kind of programming capabilities - it is possible to just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this function to an active website, you must make sure that you update all the links on it.