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's used principally with online content and it can help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on multiple webpages on your site, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All webpages in which this file is included will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to change every one of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. This way, you can make your internet site look a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
All shared web hosting we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic elements to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By creating an empty .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code in it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file involved should be inside the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the proper files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it is possible to activate Server Side Includes with a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you pick. We've got a comprehensive Help article about the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be set. You need to only ensure that all files using SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and that the links on your site are modified and point to the already updated files.