Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is utilized primarily with online content and it could make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on numerous webpages of your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All of the pages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to change them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. By doing this, you may make your internet site seem more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the shared web hosting plan that you select, you will be able to utilize this function and make your site more dynamic. All you will need to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and then include a handful of lines of code inside. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able simply just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for a given site. You need to simply modify the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with merely a few clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages because the feature is available on the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you need to do will be to create a blank file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code in it. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles that are available in your account, which means you do not need any programming skills - it is possible to simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an active site, you must make sure that you update all the links in there.