Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized mainly with online content and it will help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on several pages on your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All of the pages in which this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to change every one of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. In this manner, you can make your site seem much more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the shared web hosting which you select, it's possible to make use of this feature and make your website more dynamic. All that you will have 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 after that include a couple of lines of code inside it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for any specific site. You just have to customize the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those webpages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
You will be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with simply a number of clicks with any of the semi-dedicated server packages as the option is featured in the cloud platform where your new account shall be configured. All you need to do will be to set up a blank file named .htaccess using your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then add a few lines of code in it. You can find the latter within the Help articles available as part of your account, and that means you don't need any programming capabilities - you're able to simply copy the code in question. All web pages that will implement Server Side Includes need to have a .shtml extension, so if you add in this function to an existing website, you have to make sure that you bring up to date all of the links on it.