Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's employed mainly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on numerous web pages of your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All web pages where this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not have to alter every one of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. By doing this, you can make your internet site appear far more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting packages that we offer you and enable it separately for every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any coding expertise to take advantage of all of the characteristics that our solutions feature. If you have currently built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It is possible to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with simply a few mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server offers as the feature is present in the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do will be to make a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code inside. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles which can be found in your account, and that means you do not need any kind of programming abilities - you'll be able to simply just copy the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an active site, you must make sure that you update all the links on it.