Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside another file. It's used typically with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on numerous webpages on your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All of the webpages where this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you will not need to edit every one of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your website look more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Since our custom cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to work with this feature with all of the shared hosting plans we feature and add dynamic content to your sites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for each specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to become a developer for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to utilize this feature for your site, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the up-to-date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It is possible to activate and use Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server packages since the option is present on the cloud platform where your brand-new account shall be set up. All you need to do would be to set up an empty file named .htaccess via your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a couple of lines of code in it. You'll find the latter in one of the Help articles that are offered within your account, so you don't need any kind of programming abilities - you're able to simply copy and paste the code in question. All pages that will utilize Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you add this function to an active site, you need to make sure that you change all of the links on it.