Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It's utilized mainly with online content and it can help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a number of pages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All the web pages where this file is incorporated will show the modified quote, so you will not have to update 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 visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. This way, you may make your internet site appear far more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the web hosting plan which you select, you'll be able to utilize this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you will need to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and include a handful of lines of code inside it. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for a given site. You just have to modify the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the website are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You'll be able to enable and use Server Side Includes with only a number of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server offers since the option is available on the cloud platform where your new account shall be set up. All you have to do would be to create an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code in it. You can find the latter inside the Help articles available within your account, and that means you do not need any programming knowledge - you'll be able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that are going to use Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this option to an active site, you need to make sure that you update all the links in there.