Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It is employed mostly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on various pages within your site, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All pages where this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you will not need to modify every one of them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. By doing this, you may make your internet site appear more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
As our unique cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to implement this function with all of the cloud hosting packages we feature and add dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for each particular domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to turn into a coder for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to use this function for your website, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your site point to the current names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be enabled without difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the entire process will take you just one minute and just a few clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy from the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that will be to double-check if all of the pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to update backlinks to different pages on your site, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.