Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It's utilized mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a few webpages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All of the webpages in which this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not need to change every one of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. This way, you can make your internet site seem much more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
All Linux cloud website hosting plans we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By creating a clear .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved must be within the exact folder where you will use SSI and you can discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 tech support staff will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't certain how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all your files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the correct files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be possible to activate and employ Server Side Includes with a number of mouse clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans since the feature is available within the cloud platform where your new account will be set up. All you have to do would be to create a blank file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code in it. You can find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered as part of your account, and that means you do not need any programming knowledge - you can simply copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this function to an existing website, you must make sure that you update all the links on it.