Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It's employed typically with online content and it will make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a few pages of your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All the pages in which this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you will not need to update them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. By doing this, you may make your website seem far more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud website hosting packages that we provide and enable it separately for each and every domain or subdomain within your hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be placed into the folder where you wish to use SSI and you need to put a few lines of code in that file. You will find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, since you don't need any coding knowledge to benefit from all features that our services include. In case you have currently built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later on, you have to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes could be enabled in no time with every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process will take you less than a minute and just a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your preference, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you will be able to copy out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that is to double-check if all pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to update backlinks to different webpages on your site, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.