Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It is employed primarily with online content and it will make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on numerous web pages on your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it daily. All webpages where this file is included will show the updated quote, so you will not have to modify all of them personally each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. In this way, you can make your website seem far more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
All the cloud web hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic components to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code within it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned must be within the particular folder where you will use SSI and you will discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding experience. The 24/7 technical support team will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not confident how to proceed. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the proper files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be enabled with no trouble with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process is going to take you only a minute and just a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy out of the SSI article inside our detailed Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that will be to double-check if all web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to edit backlinks to different pages on your website, to represent the changes in the file extensions.