Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It's utilized typically with online content and it can help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on several web pages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All pages where this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to edit every one of them personally every time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your website look far more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting
As our customized cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to work with this function with any of the shared web hosting
plans we offer you and add in dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to turn into a programmer for that as the required code may be copied from the Help article we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this function for your site, you will need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be enabled without difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server
plan that we offer and the whole process will take you under a minute and merely a few clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to change backlinks to different webpages on your website, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.