Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized principally with online content and it can help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of webpages within your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All of the web pages where this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to update every one of them manually every single time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. In this way, you may make your internet site look far more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
As our custom cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy make use of this feature with all of the shared web hosting plans we have and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to turn into a programmer for that because the required code can be copied from the Help article that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this feature for your site, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your website point to the current names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to activate and employ Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans because the option is available on the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do is to set up a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You will find the latter within the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, and that means you do not need any programming skills - you can simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this function to an existing site, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all the links on it.