Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file within a second file. It's utilized typically with online content and it will help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of web pages of your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All of the webpages in which this file is included will display the updated quote, so you'll not have to edit every one of them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your website look more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All the cloud hosting service that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and entering a couple of lines of code within it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question needs to be in the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you can also see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support team shall also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure what to do. You should additionally make sure to change the extension of all files that are going to utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be activated without difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the whole process is going to take you just one minute and just a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your preference, then incorporating a number of lines of code, that you will be able to copy out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that will be to double-check if all of the pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to change backlinks to different webpages on your site, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.