Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is utilized primarily with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a number of pages of your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All the pages where this file is included will show the modified quote, so you'll not need to modify all of them manually every time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. By doing this, you can make your website seem more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
All the cloud website hosting service that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code inside, you can enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question should be in the exact folder where you will use SSI and you can also find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure what to do. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the proper files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, you will be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you choose. We've got in-depth Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You need to just be certain that all of the files making use of SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your website are kept up to date and lead to the by now renamed files.