Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It is utilized primarily with online content and it could help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a number of webpages on your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All the webpages where this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not need to update them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. This way, you may make your website look much more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the shared hosting which you pick, you will be able to utilize this function making your website much more dynamic. All you will need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and add a handful of lines of code inside it. You will not need any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for a given site. You just need to customize the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those web pages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
If you get a semi-dedicated server plan through our company, it is possible to enable Server Side Includes with only a few clicks and for virtually any domain or subdomain that you choose. We have a detailed Help article about the subject that you could find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All you need to activate Server Side Includes is to copy a number of lines from the article within an .htaccess file that you need to set up in the main folder of the domain name/subdomain and you will be good to go. You need to simply ensure that all of the files making use of SSI possess the appropriate extension i.e. .shtml, not just .html, as well as that the links on your website are modified and lead to the already updated files.