Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It is employed typically with online content and it could make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on numerous webpages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All of the web pages in which this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not need to change every one of them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. In this manner, you can make your internet site appear a lot more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our modern cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you choose, it will be easy to make use of this function making your website much more dynamic. Everything you will need to do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then add a few lines of code in it. You simply will not need any coding skills though, as you're able to just copy the needed code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for a specific site. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to those webpages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It shall not take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package with us. When you decide to activate this feature, you must set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In that file, you need to copy some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous knowledge of these types of matters. The only two things you should deal with are renaming all web pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all of the links in your website, to make sure they point to the renamed files.