Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It's employed typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a few webpages of your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All webpages where this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to change all of them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your website seem more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
All Linux shared web hosting packages that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud system. By creating a blank .htaccess file and typing in a couple of lines of code in it, you can activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question must be inside the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support crew shall also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not certain what to do. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the right files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be enabled without any difficulty with each semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the full process shall take you just one minute and only a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then typing in a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to get from the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all webpages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify the links to different webpages on your site, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.