Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside a second file. It is utilized primarily with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of web pages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All the webpages in which this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter all of them manually every single time. SSI can also be used to incorporate 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 can make your website seem much more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
All of the cloud hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic elements to any static site which you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code inside it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be within the exact folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not confident how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all your files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choosing. You will find a thorough Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you need to make in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You should just make certain that all of the files utilizing SSI possess the right extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and that the links on your site are updated and lead to the by now updated files.