Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file within a second file. It's used predominantly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a variety of pages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All pages where this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to modify them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this way, you may make your site look more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
All of the website hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud system. By creating an empty .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code inside it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be within the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 technical support team shall also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not sure how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the proper files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be activated with no trouble with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process will take you less than a minute and just a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then adding a couple of lines of code, that you will be able to copy out of the SSI article inside our detailed Knowledgebase. The one thing left 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 to modify backlinks to different pages on your website, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.