Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It is used typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a variety of pages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All webpages where this file is included are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not have to modify them manually every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site look more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux web hosting which you pick, you will be able to use this function and make your site much more dynamic. All that you will need to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and include a few lines of code inside. You'll not require any coding skills however, as you can simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any specific site. You need to simply modify the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these web pages on the website are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be activated without difficulty with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process will take you only a minute and only a few clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choice, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you will be able to copy out of the SSI article inside our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to edit backlinks to different web pages on your website, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.