Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside another file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it will make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a few webpages within your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All web pages where this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not have to modify all of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. This way, you can make your site seem much more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All cloud website hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question must be inside the exact folder where you will use SSI and you can also find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support crew shall also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not confident how to proceed. You should also make sure to change the extension of all files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you decide to activate this function, you must create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be enabled. In this file, you must copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous experience with this kind of matters. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing each of the links on your website, so they lead to the updated files.