Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside of another file. It's used primarily with online content and it will help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of pages of your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All of the webpages where this file is incorporated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to modify them personally each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this way, you may make your internet site appear more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting packages we offer and enable it separately for every single domain or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be positiioned in the folder in which you want to use SSI and you have to type in a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding capabilities to take advantage of all functions that our solutions come with. In case you have already built your site and you would like to use Server Side Includes later on, you will need to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It will not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you decide to enable this feature, you will need to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you have to copy some code, that you can find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous experience with this kind of things. The only two things you need to take care of are renaming all of the web pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all the links in your site, in order that they lead to the renamed files.