Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It's utilized mainly with online content and it could make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on various web pages within your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All the pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to alter them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. This way, you may make your internet site seem a lot more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux shared hosting which you pick, it's possible to make use of this function making your website much more dynamic. All you will need to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and add a handful of lines of code inside. You simply will not require any kind of coding skills though, as you're able simply just copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you to activate SSI for a given site. You just need to customize the extension of any html file which will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those pages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
It will not take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package through us. If you decide to enable this function, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be enabled. In that file, you need to copy and paste some code, that you can get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous experience with such matters. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all webpages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing every one of the links on your site, so they point to the renamed files.