Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It is utilized mainly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on several web pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All webpages in which this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not have to change them personally every single time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this way, you may make your internet site seem far more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
As our customized cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to implement this function with all of the cloud hosting plans that we feature and bring dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be activated for each specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to turn into a programmer for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to use this function for your website, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your website point to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be activated effortlessly with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the whole process is going to take you only a minute and just a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choosing, then adding a number of lines of code, which you will be able to get from the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to alter backlinks to different web pages on your website, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.