Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside another file. It's used primarily with online content and it could make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a number of web pages on your website, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All the webpages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not have to edit all of them personally every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. In this way, you can make your internet site look a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud web hosting plans that we offer and enable it separately for each domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be accomplished when using .htaccess file, which needs to be placed in the folder where you wish to use SSI and you have to enter a few lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to simply just copy it, since you do not need any coding knowledge to take advantage of all capabilities that our services incorporate. In case you have currently built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to make sure 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

Server Side Includes can be activated without difficulty with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the full process will take you less than a minute and simply a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your preference, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you'll be capable to get from the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that shall be to double-check if all pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to modify backlinks to different webpages on your site, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.