Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is employed principally with online content and it will help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a number of pages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All of the pages where this file is included will display the modified quote, so you'll not need to update all of them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. This way, you can make your website look far more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
All Linux cloud website hosting packages we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic components to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By creating a clear .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code within it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be inside the specific folder where you will use SSI and you will see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support crew shall also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not certain how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will be easy to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with simply a number of mouse clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server plans since the option is available within the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be configured. All you need to do is to create a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then include a number of lines of code in it. You will find the latter within the Help articles available inside of your account, and that means you do not require any kind of programming skills - you are able to simply copy the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this option to an existing website, you have to make sure that you change all the links in there.