Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file within another file. It's utilized principally with online content and it can help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on several pages of your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All pages in which this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to update every one of them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. In this way, you can make your site look far more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

All of the Linux cloud web hosting packages we provide support Server Side Includes, so you can include dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code in it, you're able to activate SSI for a domain name or a subdomain. The file involved should be within the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you will see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding knowledge. Our 24/7 technical support staff will 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 will use SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated with no trouble with each semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the entire process is going to take you only a minute and only a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then incorporating a few lines of code, that you will be able to copy out of the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to edit backlinks to different pages on your site, as a way to reflect the changes in the file extensions.