Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It's employed typically with online content and it will make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on numerous webpages of your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All web pages where this file is incorporated will show the modified quote, so you'll not need to alter them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this manner, you can make your website look far more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
All of the Linux cloud hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic components to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By making a clear .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code within it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question should be inside the specific 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 don't need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 tech support staff will also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should also remember to modify the extension of all of the files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes can be activated easily with each semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the full process is going to take you less than a minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then adding a few lines of code, which you'll be able to get from the SSI article in our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then shall be to double-check if all webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to modify backlinks to different web pages on your site, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.