Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's utilized typically with online content and it could make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on numerous webpages on your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it each day. All of the webpages in which this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to update all of them personally every time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your site appear far more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

All cloud web hosting services that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic elements to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code inside it, you'll be able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question must be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you will discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not certain how to proceed. You should furthermore remember to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. When you decide to enable this feature, you have to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be active. In this file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about these types of matters. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all of the pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all the links in your website, so they lead to the renamed files.