Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It is utilized typically with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on several webpages of your site, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All the webpages in which this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not need to alter all of them manually every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. This way, you can make your internet site look more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting packages we offer you and enable it individually for every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to type in a few lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy and paste it, since you do not need any programming capabilities to benefit from all functions that our solutions incorporate. In case you have by now built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes later on, you must make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be enabled without any problem with 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 enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you will be capable to get from the SSI article in our detailed Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then will be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change backlinks to different webpages on your website, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.