Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's used primarily with online content and it can make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a number of pages of your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All of the webpages where this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to modify every one of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. This way, you may make your internet site seem more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so whatever the cloud hosting you pick, it will be easy to make use of this feature and make your website much more dynamic. Everything you must do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and after that add a handful of lines of code in it. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills though, as you can simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for a given site. You just need to modify the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to those web pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package through us. When you decide to enable this feature, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about such things. The only two things you must deal with are renaming all of web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all the links in your website, to ensure that they point to the updated files.