Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It is used typically with online content and it will make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on many webpages of your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All pages where this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this manner, you can make your internet site seem far more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the hosting service that you choose, it's possible to utilize this function and make your website more dynamic. All that you must do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and then include a few lines of code in it. You'll not require any coding skills however, as you're able to simply copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a given website. You need to simply change the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It shall not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan from us. If you decide to activate this function, you must create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be active. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, that you can see in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous experience with these types of things. The only two things you must take care of are renaming all of webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links on your website, in order that they point to the renamed files.