Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside of another file. It's employed primarily with online content and it can help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on numerous webpages on your site, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All webpages where this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not have to alter them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this way, you may make your internet site look a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud website hosting packages that we provide and enable it independently for each domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy it, since you don't need any programming expertise to take advantage of all of the capabilities that our services contain. In case you have already built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later on, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It is possible to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks with any one of our semi-dedicated server plans because the option is supported on the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be configured. All you need to do will be to create an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a couple of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter inside the Help articles that can be found in your account, so you have no need for any programming expertise - it is possible to simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this option to an active website, you need to make sure that you update all the links on it.