Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It is used predominantly with online content and it will help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a few web pages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All the web pages where this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not need to change all of them personally each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your site appear much more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all hosting plans that we provide and enable it independently for every domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can just copy it, since you don't need any programming knowledge to benefit from all of the functions that our solutions incorporate. If you have currently built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan from our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple mouse clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain that you choose. We've got in-depth Help article on the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a couple of lines from the article inside an .htaccess file that you should make in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you'll be ready to go. You need to only make certain that all files implementing SSI possess the correct extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your site are kept up to date and lead to the by now renamed files.