Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file within another file. It's utilized typically with online content and it will help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on multiple web pages of your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All the web pages in which this file is included are going to show the modified quote, so you will not have to alter them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. In this way, you can make your internet site look far more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux cloud hosting
which you choose, you'll be able to use this function and make your website much more dynamic. All that you will need to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then include a number of lines of code inside. You will not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for any given website. You need to simply change the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these webpages on the website are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be activated in no time with every semi-dedicated server
plan that we offer and the full process will take you less than a minute and just a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choice, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you will be capable to get out of the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that is to double-check if all of the web pages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to alter the links to different pages on your website, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.