Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file within a second file. It's employed mainly with online content and it could help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on several webpages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All webpages in which this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to update them personally every time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. In this manner, you can make your internet site seem a lot more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting packages we provide and enable it separately for every single domain name or subdomain in your hosting account. This can be done when using an .htaccess file, which should be placed into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to enter a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply copy it, since you don't need any coding capabilities to take advantage of all features that our services incorporate. In case you have currently built your site and you wish to employ Server Side Includes later on, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated without any problem with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process shall take you less than a minute and just a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choosing, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy from the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then will be to double-check if all pages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different pages on your site, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.