Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file within a second file. It is employed predominantly with online content and it could make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on several web pages on your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All the pages in which this file is included are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to edit them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. By doing this, you can make your website look a lot more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so no matter the cloud hosting service that you select, you'll be able to use this feature and make your site a lot more dynamic. All that you must do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and include a number of lines of code in it. You simply won't need any coding skills however, since you can just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a specified site. You just need to modify the extension of the html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It shall not take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. When you choose to activate this feature, you must make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you need SSI to be enabled. In this file, you must copy some code, which you can get in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous knowledge about such matters. The only 2 things you ought to take care of are renaming all of pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links in your website, in order that they point to the renamed files.