Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is employed mainly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on numerous web pages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it every single day. All web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not have to alter every one of them personally every time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. This way, you may make your internet site look far more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the cloud web hosting which you select, it's possible to utilize this function making your website a lot more dynamic. All you must do is going to be create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that include a couple of lines of code inside it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills though, as you're able to basically copy the necessary code from our help section, or our technical support can help you activate SSI for any given site. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan through 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 need SSI to be active. In that file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous experience with such matters. The only 2 things you need to take care of are renaming all of web pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links on your website, to ensure that they point to the renamed files.