Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file within another file. It's utilized principally with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on numerous pages of your site, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All webpages where this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not have to update all of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this way, you may make your website look more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting plans that we offer and enable it independently for every domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code within our Knowledgebase area, so you can just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming expertise to benefit from all of the functions that our solutions feature. If you have already built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes could be activated easily with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process is going to take you less than a minute and just a couple of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then typing in a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to get from the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to edit backlinks to different web pages on your website, so as to reflect the changes in the file extensions.