Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It is employed typically with online content and it will make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a number of webpages within your website, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All webpages in which this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to update all of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your website look far more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our modern cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux cloud hosting that you pick, it will be easy to use this function making your website much more dynamic. Everything you need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code inside. You'll not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for a specified website. You just have to customize the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those webpages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It won't take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you decide to enable this function, you need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In this file, you have to copy some code, that you can see in the FAQ article that 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 must deal with are renaming all of web pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all the links on your website, so they lead to the renamed files.