Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is used primarily with online content and it can help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a number of webpages within your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All the pages where this file is included are going to show the modified quote, so you will not have to alter them personally every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this way, you may make your site look much more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting system, so whatever the shared web hosting that you pick, it will be easy to utilize this function and make your site more dynamic. All that you need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and include a few lines of code inside. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills however, as you can just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for any given site. You just need to customize the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these webpages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
You'll be able to enable and utilize Server Side Includes with just a number of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers since the option is present within the cloud platform where your account will be set up. All you need to do will be to create an empty file named .htaccess using 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 that are offered as part of your account, so you have no need for any kind of programming knowledge - you are able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so in case you add this function to an existing website, you must make sure that you update all the links in there.