Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file within a second file. It is used mostly with online content and it can make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a number of webpages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every day. All web pages where this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to edit all of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this way, you may make your website seem much more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting
All of the cloud web hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to your static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and typing in some lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be within the specific folder where you will use SSI and you'll find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding expertise. Our 24/7 technical support staff will also be capable to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not confident what to do. You should additionally remember to modify the extension of all of the files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the appropriate files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It shall not take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package from us. If you decide to activate this function, you need to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior experience with these types of matters. The only two things you must take care of are renaming all of the pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all the links on your website, so they point to the renamed files.