Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is used typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a few pages of your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All pages where this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not need to modify every one of them manually every single time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. In this way, you may make your internet site appear much more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud hosting that you select, it will be possible to use this feature making your site much more dynamic. All you need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and add a couple of lines of code inside it. You will not need any kind of coding skills though, since you can basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for a specific site. You just need to modify the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to these pages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It shall not take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you decide to enable this feature, you have to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge about these types of matters. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all of the webpages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links on your site, in order that they point to the updated files.