Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file within another file. It is utilized principally with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of web pages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All pages in which this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you'll not need to change every one of them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your website look more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the cloud web hosting you pick, you will be able to make use of this function and make your site more dynamic. Everything you will need to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code inside. You will not require any coding skills though, as you're able simply copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you activate SSI for any specified website. You just need to modify the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you choose to enable this function, you must create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy and paste 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 don't require any prior experience with such matters. The only two things you ought to deal with are renaming all of webpages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all of the links on your website, to make sure they lead to the updated files.