Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside another file. It is utilized mostly with online content and it can make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on numerous webpages within your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All the web pages in which this file is integrated will display the modified quote, so you'll not have to alter them personally each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your website look more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
As our unique cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to use this feature with any of the web hosting plans we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be activated for each particular domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to become a programmer for that because the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this function for your website, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a few clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your choosing. You will find in-depth Help article on the subject you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you need to make in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You should just be certain that all of the files utilizing SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and point to the already updated files.