Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file within another file. It is used primarily with online content and it can help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on several webpages of your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All of the pages where this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not need to modify all of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your website appear much more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting system, so regardless of the cloud web hosting which you pick, you will be able to make use of this feature and make your website more dynamic. All that you have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and add a couple of lines of code inside it. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you can basically copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for any given site. You need to simply customize the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the website are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be activated without difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the full process shall take you only a minute and simply a number of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then adding 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 left after that shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to change backlinks to different pages on your website, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.