Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It's utilized primarily with online content and it could make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on numerous web pages of your site, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All the pages in which this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to edit every one of them personally every time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this way, you may make your website seem more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
As our custom made cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to work with this function with the shared website hosting plans that we have and bring dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI is activated for every individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to become a programmer for that since the required code can be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your website, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the up-to-date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It won't take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package through us. When you decide to activate this function, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you need to copy some code, that you can find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior knowledge of this kind of matters. The only 2 things you should take care of are renaming all pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing every one of the links on your website, to make sure they point to the updated files.