Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside of another file. It is used mainly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a number of web pages on your site, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All webpages in which this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you will not have to change every one of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. This way, you can make your site seem far more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans that we offer and enable it separately for each domain name or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy it, as you don't need any coding skills to take advantage of all characteristics that our services feature. If you have by now built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be easy to activate and use Server Side Includes with simply a couple of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server plans because the option is present within the cloud platform where your account will be configured. All you have to do is to make an empty file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a handful of lines of code inside. You will find the latter inside the Help articles available as part of your account, and that means you do not require any programming skills - you'll be able to just 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 site, you must make sure that you update all the links on it.