Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It's employed principally with online content and it will help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on many pages on your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it daily. All web pages in which this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to update all of them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. This way, you may make your internet site seem far more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is present on our modern cloud hosting platform, so whatever the cloud website hosting which you select, it will be possible to make use of this function and make your website a lot more dynamic. All you must do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and add a number of lines of code in it. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you can basically copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for any specific website. You just need to customize the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these webpages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be activated effortlessly with every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process is going to take you just one minute and merely a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then adding a few lines of code, that you will be capable to copy from the SSI article within our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to update backlinks to different pages on your website, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.