Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is utilized mainly with online content and it can help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on several webpages of your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All the webpages in which this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not have to change all of them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. This way, you can make your site appear a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
All of the Linux shared service we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code within it, you can enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved should be inside the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you can see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 tech support team shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not certain how to proceed. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all of the files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server package through our company, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for every domain name or subdomain of your choosing. You will find a detailed Help article about the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes will be to copy a couple of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should set up in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be ready to go. You should just make certain that all files implementing SSI have the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are modified and lead to the already updated files.