Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It is used mostly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on various webpages on your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All the webpages in which this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to change all of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this way, you can make your website look more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All of the cloud website hosting we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a blank .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code inside, you are able to activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file involved should be within the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding practical experience. The 24/7 technical support staff shall also be able to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not sure what to do. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled without any problem with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the whole process shall take you only a minute and merely a number of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to get out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that is to double-check if all webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to modify the links to different web pages on your site, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.