Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is employed mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of web pages of your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All the web pages where this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to update all of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. In this way, you can make your site appear far more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
As our customized cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to work with this function with the cloud web hosting packages that we have and bring dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to be a coder for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help article we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this function for your website, it is 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 point to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to enable and employ Server Side Includes with merely a few mouse clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server offers because the feature is supported within the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you have to do is to set up a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You will find the latter in one of the Help articles available inside of your account, and that means you do not require any programming expertise - you'll be able to just copy and paste the code in question. All web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add in this function to an existing website, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.