Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file within another file. It is used typically with online content and it will make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a number of webpages of your site, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All the web pages where this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to alter every one of them personally every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your site seem more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
All the Linux website hosting packages that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and adding some lines of code within it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be within the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you can discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding knowledge. The 24/7 tech support crew shall also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure what to do. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all your files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will be easy to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages as the option is supported within the cloud platform where your account shall be configured. All you have to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code inside. You can find the latter within the Help articles accessible in your account, so you do not require any programming knowledge - you'll be able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that will implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this option to an existing site, you should make sure that you update all of the links on it.