Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is utilized principally with online content and it can help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on multiple webpages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All pages where this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you'll not have to update them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. In this way, you may make your website seem more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
All the shared website hosting services we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to incorporate dynamic components to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be inside the specific folder where you will use SSI and you will see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding knowledge. The 24/7 tech support team shall also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure what to do. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the proper files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you get a semi-dedicated server package through us, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for any domain or subdomain that you pick. We have an in depth Help article about the subject that you can see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you ought to make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You should simply be sure that all files utilizing SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the already renamed files.