Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file within a second file. It's utilized principally with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of pages within your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All of the web pages where this file is included will display the updated quote, so you will not need to update all of them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your website appear more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
All of the Linux cloud web hosting plans that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a clear .htaccess file and adding some lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file in question should be inside the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. Our 24/7 technical support crew will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not confident how to proceed. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all your files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be enabled without any problem with each semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the entire process will take you only a minute and just several clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you will be able to copy out of the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then is to double-check if all of the web pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to modify the links to different pages on your website, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.