Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside a second file. It is utilized mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on several web pages of your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All pages where this file is integrated will display the modified quote, so you will not need to update every one of them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site appear far more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
As our unique cloud hosting platform offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to implement this feature with all of the shared hosting
plans that we feature and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be activated for every specific domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't have to be a coder for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help post we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this function for your website, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site point to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a handful of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server
plans as the feature is available on the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you have to do would be to make an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code in it. You can find the latter within the Help articles available in your account, and that means you have no need for any programming abilities - it is possible to simply just copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this feature to an active website, you have to make sure that you update all the links on it.