Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It's utilized typically with online content and it will make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on various webpages of your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All web pages where this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to modify every one of them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site appear much more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans that we offer you and enable it separately for each domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be accomplished when using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can see the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply copy it, as you don't need any coding expertise to benefit from all features that our solutions include. In case you have by now built your website and you wish to use Server Side Includes later on, you need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, otherwise SSI will not work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be enabled effortlessly with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the full process will take you only a minute and only a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choice, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article in our detailed Knowledgebase. The one thing left then will be to double-check if all pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to change the links to different web pages on your site, so as to reflect the changes in the file extensions.