Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside another file. It's employed primarily with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a number of pages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every day. All web pages in which this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to alter them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. This way, you may make your site look much more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the hosting
which you select, it will be possible to use this function and make your website much more dynamic. Everything you will have to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills however, as you're able basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any given website. You just have to customize the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these webpages on the website are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It won't take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server
plan with our company. When you choose to activate this function, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior experience with this kind of things. The only 2 things you need to take care of are renaming all of pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating every one of the links in your website, so that they lead to the renamed files.