Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside another file. It is employed typically with online content and it will make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on multiple web pages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All pages in which this file is incorporated will show the modified quote, so you'll not have to update them personally every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. In this way, you can make your site look a lot more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux shared website hosting service which you select, you will be able to utilize this function making your website a lot more dynamic. Everything you will need to do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then include a couple of lines of code in it. You simply will not require any coding skills though, as you're able simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for any specific website. You need to simply customize the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those pages on the website are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will not take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package from us. If you decide to activate this feature, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous experience with these types of things. The only 2 things you need to take care of are renaming all of the web pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating each of the links on your website, to make sure they point to the renamed files.