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's used typically with online content and it can make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a number of pages within your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All webpages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to modify them manually every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. This way, you can make your site appear a lot more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Since our custom made cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to make use of this feature with the cloud hosting plans that we offer and add in dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to turn into a developer for that because the required code can be copied from the Help article we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this function for your website, it's important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the updated names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server package with us, it will be easy to activate Server Side Includes with just a few clicks and for every domain or subdomain of your choice. We've got a detailed Help article about the subject you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you should create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set. You need to just make sure that all files implementing SSI have the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, as well as that the links on your website are updated and lead to the already updated files.