Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized primarily with online content and it could make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on many web pages within your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All pages in which this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit every one of them personally each time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your site look more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the shared hosting you choose, it will be easy to utilize this function making your website much more dynamic. All that you need to do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and then include a few lines of code inside. You will not require any kind of coding skills however, since you can simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any given site. You just have to modify the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these webpages on the website are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan with us, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with only a few mouse clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your preference. We have a thorough Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready. You should simply be sure that all of the files making use of SSI have the right extension i.e. .shtml, not simply .html, as well as that the links on your site are updated and point to the by now renamed files.