Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It's used mainly with online content and it will make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on numerous webpages within your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All the web pages in which this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to change them personally each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your internet site seem far more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
All Linux cloud hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code inside, you can enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question should be inside the exact folder where you will use SSI you'll be able to get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding experience. The 24/7 tech support team shall also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not sure what to do. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all your files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the appropriate files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It won't take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you choose to enable this feature, you need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy some code, that you can get in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous knowledge about this kind of matters. The only 2 things you need to take care of are renaming all web pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating each of the links in your website, to make sure they lead to the renamed files.