Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside a second file. It is employed primarily with online content and it will help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on multiple web pages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All the web pages where this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not need to alter every one of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your site appear a lot more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux cloud plan which you choose, it will be easy to make use of this function making your site a lot more dynamic. All you will need to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and include a couple of lines of code inside. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills though, since you can just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for a given site. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those web pages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be enabled with no trouble with every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the whole process will take you only a minute and only a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to get from the SSI article within our detailed Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that is to double-check if all web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to alter the links to different web pages on your website, in order to represent the changes in the file extensions.