Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It's used primarily with online content and it will help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on a few webpages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All web pages where this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you'll not have to update all of them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your site seem a lot more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All cloud website hosting services we provide support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and adding some lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question needs to be within the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you will find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any kind of coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support team will also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't absolutely sure how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all your files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package with us. If you decide to enable this function, you have to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want SSI to be active. In this file, you have to copy some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior knowledge about such matters. The only two things you should deal with are renaming all web pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all of the links on your site, so that they point to the updated files.