Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside another file. It's used mainly with online content and it could help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a few web pages within your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All of the web pages in which this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you will not need to modify them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. In this manner, you may make your site seem much more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
Since our custom cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this feature with the hosting plans that we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for every individual domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to be a coder for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help post we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this function for your site, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the current names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be possible to enable and use Server Side Includes with simply a couple of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages since the feature is supported on the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you need to do is to create an empty file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code in it. You can find the latter within the Help articles which can be found within your account, and that means you don't require any kind of programming expertise - you are able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will use Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so in case you incorporate this function to an active site, you should make sure that you update all of the links in there.