Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file within another file. It's used mainly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages of your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All the pages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not have to modify them manually each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. By doing this, you may make your internet site appear far more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All the cloud website hosting packages that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can incorporate dynamic components to your static website that you host on our cloud system. By making a blank .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside, you can activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any coding experience. The 24/7 technical support team will also be capable to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't confident how to proceed. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all your files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package with us. When you decide to enable this feature, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior knowledge about this kind of things. The only two things you must deal with are renaming all of the webpages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all the links on your site, to ensure that they point to the updated files.