Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized primarily with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of web pages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it daily. All pages in which this file is included will show the modified quote, so you will not need to alter all of them personally every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. By doing this, you can make your website appear far more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
All Linux cloud website hosting services 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 making a clear .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code within it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be within the particular folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 technical support staff shall also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not confident how to proceed. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all your files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes could be enabled without any problem with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process is going to take you less than a minute and merely a few clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you'll be capable to get from the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing left then is to double-check if all web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to edit the links to different pages on your website, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.