Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It's utilized mostly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a variety of web pages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All of the webpages where this file is integrated will display the modified quote, so you'll not have to change every one of them manually every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your site seem more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the cloud packages that we offer support Server Side Includes, so that you can include dynamic elements to any static website which you host on our cloud system. By setting up a blank .htaccess file and adding several lines of code inside it, you are able to activate SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file concerned must be in the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you will see the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you don't need any coding expertise. Our 24/7 tech support team will also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you're not sure what to do. You should also make sure to modify the extension of all files which will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site point to the proper files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be enabled without any difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process will take you less than a minute and only several clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choosing, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy out of the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that will be to double-check if all web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different web pages on your website, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.