Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used primarily with online content and it could help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on several webpages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All of the webpages where this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not have to change them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. In this manner, you can make your internet site appear more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux website hosting that you pick, it's possible to utilize this feature making your site more dynamic. All that you will have to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any specific site. You just have to customize the extension of the html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those webpages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes could be enabled with ease with every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process shall take you under a minute and merely several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to get from the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that is to double-check if all pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to alter the links to different pages on your website, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.