Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside another file. It is employed mainly with online content and it will make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on numerous pages of your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All pages where this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you'll not need to modify every one of them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. This way, you may make your website look a lot more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
All of the web hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By making an empty .htaccess file and entering some lines of code inside, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be within the specific folder where you will use SSI and you can see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 tech support staff will also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not certain what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all your files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
When you get a semi-dedicated server package with our company, it will be easy to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of mouse clicks and for every domain or subdomain that you pick. You will find a comprehensive Help article on the subject you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article in an .htaccess file that you need to create in the main folder of the domain/subdomain and you will be good to go. You should only make certain that all of the files implementing SSI possess the accurate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now updated files.