Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It's utilized typically with online content and it can make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on a variety of pages on your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All webpages where this file is integrated will show the updated quote, so you'll not have to edit all of them manually every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. By doing this, you can make your website look much more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All the cloud hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code inside it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or maybe a subdomain. The file involved must be within the specific folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding expertise. The 24/7 tech support staff will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all your files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you decide to enable this feature, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you must copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous experience with such things. The only two things you must deal with are renaming all of the webpages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links on your site, to ensure that they lead to the renamed files.