Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It's utilized primarily with online content and it can help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a number of web pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All webpages where this file is integrated will display the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. This way, you may make your website seem more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the website hosting packages that we offer you and enable it independently for each and every domain name or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be achieved by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy and paste it, since you don't need any coding expertise to benefit from all of the capabilities that our solutions include. In case you have currently built your website and you would like to employ Server Side Includes later on, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan with our company, you will be able to activate Server Side Includes with just a few mouse clicks and for any domain or subdomain of your choice. You will find an in depth Help article on the subject that you could see in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a number of lines out of the article inside an .htaccess file that you should create in the root folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be good to go. You need to simply be sure that all files making use of SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, and also that the links on your website are updated and lead to the by now updated files.