Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It is employed typically with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of webpages of your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All the pages where this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to edit every one of them manually each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. By doing this, you may make your internet site look a lot more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
All cloud web hosting packages we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic components to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and adding a couple of lines of code inside, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be in the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support staff will also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not certain what to do. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all files that will use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website lead to the correct files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It won't take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server plan with us. When you decide to enable this function, you have to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter within 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 must take care of are renaming all of the webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing every one of the links on your site, to ensure that they lead to the updated files.