Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It's utilized principally with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a few web pages of your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it daily. All webpages in which this file is included will display the updated quote, so you will not need to modify all of them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. This way, you may make your site appear a lot more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
All Linux web hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside, you're able to activate SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the specific folder where you will use SSI and you will see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any kind of coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff will also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't confident what to do. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all your files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the proper files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be enabled with no trouble with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the entire process shall take you just one minute and simply a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choice, then typing in a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy from the SSI article within our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that is to double-check if all webpages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to edit backlinks to different webpages on your website, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.