Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is utilized predominantly with online content and it will make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on multiple webpages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All of the pages where this file is included will show the modified quote, so you will not need to alter them personally every single time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. In this manner, you can make your website look more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All the Linux cloud hosting we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic components to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By creating a blank .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code in it, you'll be able to activate SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file concerned must be inside the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you will get the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. Our 24/7 tech support crew will also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't confident how to proceed. You should also remember to change the extension of all of the files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your site lead to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you decide to activate this function, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In that file, you need to copy some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any previous knowledge about this kind of matters. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all webpages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date all of the links on your website, to ensure that they lead to the updated files.