Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It's utilized typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on multiple webpages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All the web pages where this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you will not have to edit them personally every single time. SSI may also be used to contain 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 appear a lot more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

It is possible to use Server Side Includes with all cloud web hosting packages that we offer you and activate it separately for each and every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be accomplished by utilizing an .htaccess file, which should be positiioned in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to put a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply just copy and paste it, since you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all capabilities that our solutions feature. If you have currently built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later, you have to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the site, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be enabled with no trouble with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the whole process will take you only a minute and only a number of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy out of the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that is to double-check if all of the webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to update backlinks to different pages on your site, so as to reflect the changes in the file extensions.