Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It is employed primarily with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on numerous web pages within your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All the web pages where this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to edit every one of them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. In this manner, you can make your site seem much more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our progressive cloud hosting system, so no matter the cloud hosting package that you pick, it will be easy to utilize this function and make your website much more dynamic. All you need to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and add a couple of lines of code inside. You'll not require any kind of coding skills however, since you can simply copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can assist you to activate SSI for any given site. You just need to customize the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan with us. When you choose to enable this feature, you must create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you have to copy and paste some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior knowledge about this kind of matters. The only two things you should deal with are renaming all of web pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links on your site, in order that they point to the updated files.