Server Side Includes
Find out more about SSI (Server Side Includes) - what exactly it is and how you will be able to use it so as to boost your site's functionality.
Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file within a second file. It is utilized predominantly with online content and it can make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on several webpages within your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All webpages where this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not have to edit all of them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. In this way, you may make your site seem far more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud service
which you choose, it's possible to utilize this feature making your website much more dynamic. All you need to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you wish to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code inside. You simply will not need any coding skills though, since you can just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for a specific website. You just have to change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these web pages on the site are correct.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be activated with no trouble with every single semi-dedicated server
package that we offer and the full process will take you under a minute and just a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then incorporating a number of lines of code, that you will be able to get out of the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing left then shall be to double-check if all of the pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to update the links to different webpages on your website, to represent the changes in the file extensions.