Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It's utilized typically with online content and it will help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of webpages of your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All of the pages in which this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to edit them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. This way, you may make your site seem more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
All shared website hosting packages
we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By creating a clear .htaccess file and adding several lines of code within it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the particular folder where you will use SSI and you can also discover the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support team will also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all of the files which will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the correct files.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be enabled with no trouble with each semi-dedicated server
package that we provide you with and the full process will take you under a minute and merely a number of clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then adding a few lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then is to double-check if all pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to update the links to different web pages on your website, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.