Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's used typically with online content and it will help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a variety of webpages of your site, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All the webpages in which this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you will not have to modify every one of them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. In this way, you may make your website appear far more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting system, so regardless of the Linux web hosting service that you choose, it will be possible to make use of this feature and make your website a lot more dynamic. All you need to do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like to use SSI and add a number of lines of code inside. You won't need any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any specified website. You need to simply modify the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those webpages on the site are appropriate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
It won't take you more than a moment to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package through our company. If you decide to activate this feature, you must create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In this file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you can see in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous experience with such things. The only two things you need to deal with are renaming all of the pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all the links in your website, so that they point to the renamed files.