Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It is utilized primarily with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on various webpages on your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All of the web pages in which this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not have to modify every one of them manually each time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this way, you can make your site seem a lot more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting system, so regardless of the cloud web hosting plan that you select, it's possible to utilize this function and make your site a lot more dynamic. Everything you need to do is to set up a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and then include a few lines of code in it. You simply will not require any coding skills however, since you can simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you enable SSI for a given website. You just need to change the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. If you decide to enable this feature, you have to set up an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In that file, you need to copy some code, which you can get in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge of these types of matters. The only two things you must take care of are renaming all pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date each of the links in your site, so that they point to the updated files.