Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file within a second file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it will make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All webpages in which this file is included will show the updated quote, so you'll not have to alter every one of them personally every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. In this manner, you can make your site appear much more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
When you get a semi-dedicated server package from our company, you'll be able to enable Server Side Includes with a couple of clicks and for any domain name or subdomain of your preference. We've got a comprehensive Help article on the subject you can find in your Hepsia Hosting Control Panel. All it takes to enable Server Side Includes will be to copy a handful of lines out of the article within an .htaccess file that you should create in the root folder of the domain/subdomain and you'll be all set to go. You need to just be certain that all files making use of SSI possess the proper extension i.e. .shtml, not .html, and also that the links on your site are updated and point to the by now renamed files.