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 typically with online content and it will help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on several web pages of your site, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All the web pages where this file is included are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to update every one of them personally every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. By doing this, you may make your site appear a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting plans that we offer you and enable it independently for each and every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be achieved when using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding knowledge to benefit from all characteristics that our solutions feature. In case you have by now built your website and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server package through us. When you choose to activate this function, you must make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be active. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous knowledge about such things. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all of the pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links in your site, in order that they point to the updated files.