Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized mostly with online content and it can make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a number of web pages of your site, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All web pages in which this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not need to change every one of them personally each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. This way, you can make your internet site appear a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All the Linux cloud website hosting packages we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic elements to your static site which you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code inside it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question must be inside the exact folder where you will use SSI and you will find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any coding experience. Our 24/7 technical support staff shall also be able to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you aren't sure how to proceed. You should also remember to modify the extension of all your files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be enabled in no time with every semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the full process will take you just one minute and simply a number of clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to get from the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that will be to double-check if all of the pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change the links to different web pages on your website, so as to represent the changes in the file extensions.