Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It's used mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a few webpages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All of the pages in which this file is included will show the updated quote, so you will not have to update every one of them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this way, you may make your website look a lot more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages we offer and enable it independently for each and every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be achieved when using .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy it, as you do not need any programming expertise to benefit from all of the functions that our services include. In case you have currently built your website and you want to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI will not work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes could be enabled effortlessly with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process will take you under a minute and merely several clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your preference, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you will be capable to get from the SSI article inside our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing left then will be to double-check if all webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to change the links to different web pages on your site, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.