Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file within a second file. It's employed principally with online content and it can make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on various web pages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All of the web pages where this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you will not have to change all of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. In this manner, you can make your site seem more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All cloud website hosting plans that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can bring in dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a clear .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside, you're able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be inside the particular folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding practical experience. Our 24/7 tech support crew shall also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not sure how to proceed. You should additionally make sure to modify the extension of all files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It shall not take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. If you decide to activate this feature, you need to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you must copy some code, which you can see in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can get the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any prior knowledge about such things. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all webpages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all of the links in your website, so that they point to the updated files.