Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is utilized mainly with online content and it can make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on several webpages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All of the pages in which this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not need to modify them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your website appear more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
All of the Linux cloud service we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By creating an empty .htaccess file and entering some lines of code inside, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned must be within the specific folder where you will make use of SSI you'll be able to discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure how to proceed. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all of the files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will be possible to activate and make use of Server Side Includes with merely a handful of clicks with any one of the semi-dedicated server plans because the option is present in the cloud platform where your new account will be configured. All you need to do is to make a blank file named .htaccess from your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel and then place in a number of lines of code inside. You can find the latter within the Help articles accessible in your account, and that means you don't need any programming skills - you're able to just copy and paste the code in question. All webpages that are going to implement Server Side Includes should have a .shtml extension, so if you incorporate this option to an existing website, you should make sure that you update all of the links in there.