Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized mainly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a number of web pages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All webpages in which this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to update them manually each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. This way, you can make your internet site seem much more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
All Linux cloud web hosting services we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud platform. By creating a blank .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file involved should be in the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you can also find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the proper files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It won't take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package from our company. If you decide to activate this function, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior experience with this kind of things. The only two things you need to deal with are renaming all web pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all the links on your site, in order that they lead to the updated files.