Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It's used principally with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on many webpages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All webpages where this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to change all of them manually each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. This way, you can make your internet site seem far more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

All the cloud web hosting plans we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you can add dynamic components to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file involved needs to be in the particular folder where you will use SSI and you will discover the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any coding experience. Our 24/7 tech support staff shall also be capable to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not certain what to do. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all of the files which will use SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your website point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled in no time with each semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the whole process is going to take you under a minute and just a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choice, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you will be able to copy from the SSI article within our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then shall be to double-check if all web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different webpages on your website, so as to reflect the changes in the file extensions.