Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It's used principally with online content and it will help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a few pages on your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All web pages where this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you'll not have to alter them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this manner, you may make your website seem much more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux cloud website hosting that you select, it's possible to make use of this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. All you will need to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and include a handful of lines of code inside. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for any given website. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those web pages on the site are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be enabled effortlessly with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process shall take you just one minute and merely a few clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then incorporating a few lines of code, that you will be able to copy out of the SSI article in our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that will be to double-check if all webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to update the links to different webpages on your website, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.