Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file within a second file. It's employed primarily with online content and it will help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on numerous web pages within your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All pages where this file is included will display the updated quote, so you will not need to alter every one of them manually every time. SSI can 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 maybe the present date and time. In this manner, you can make your internet site look more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
All of the cloud website hosting plans we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic components to your static site that you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code in it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be inside the exact folder where you will use SSI and you can see the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 tech support crew will also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all of the files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes can be enabled in no time with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the whole process is going to take you only a minute and only a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then typing in a few lines of code, that you will be able to copy out of the SSI article within our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to edit backlinks to different pages on your site, so as to reflect the changes in the file extensions.