Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is used mainly with online content and it could make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on various web pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All of the web pages in which this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not have to change every one of them personally each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. By doing this, you can make your internet site seem far more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
All the cloud website hosting packages we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic components to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By making a clear .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code inside, you're able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question must be in the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also find the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support crew will also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all your files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the appropriate files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes could be activated easily with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the whole process will take you only a minute and just a number of clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you'll be able to get from the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that will be to double-check if all web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to edit backlinks to different web pages on your website, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.