Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file within a second file. It is utilized typically with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a few web pages on your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All the pages where this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you'll not have to change them personally each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this way, you may make your website seem far more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans that we provide and enable it independently for every single domain or subdomain within your hosting account. You can do this when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy it, as you do not need any coding expertise to benefit from all characteristics that our services incorporate. In case you have already built your site and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later on, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from us, you'll be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain of your choosing. You will find an in depth Help article on the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be good to go. You need to only make sure that all of the files implementing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, and that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.