Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file inside a second file. It's employed mainly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a number of web pages of your site, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All of the pages where this file is included will display the modified quote, so you'll not need to modify all of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this way, you can make your site appear more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux shared service you pick, it will be possible to make use of this feature making your website more dynamic. Everything you will have to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then add a handful of lines of code in it. You will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to enable SSI for any given site. You just have to modify the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those webpages on the website are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to activate and utilize Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans as the feature is present in the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be set up. All you need to do would be to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a few lines of code inside. You'll find the latter within the Help articles that are offered inside of your account, which means you have no need for any kind of programming skills - you'll be able to just copy the code in question. All webpages that are going to use Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this option to an existing site, you need to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.