Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is employed typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a number of web pages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it daily. All of the pages in which this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to change every one of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this way, you can make your website look more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Since our customized cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to utilize this function with any of the cloud hosting packages we offer you and bring dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every particular domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to be a developer for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize this function for your website, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be enabled in no time with each semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the entire process shall take you only a minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choice, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to get out of the SSI article inside our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all of the pages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to alter the links to different pages on your site, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.