Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file within a second file. It is employed mostly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on numerous webpages within your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it daily. All of the web pages where this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not have to update them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. This way, you can make your internet site seem more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
All the Linux cloud web hosting service we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you will find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure how to proceed. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all your files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It is possible to enable and employ Server Side Includes with only a handful of clicks with any of our semi-dedicated server offers since the option is available in the cloud platform where your brand-new account will be set up. All you have to do will be to set up an empty file named .htaccess through your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a few lines of code inside. You can find the latter within the Help articles that are offered within your account, and that means you have no need for any programming skills - you'll be able to simply just copy the code in question. All pages that are going to make use of Server Side Includes must have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this function to an active website, you should make sure that you change all of the links in there.