Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside another file. It is used mostly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on various web pages of your site, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All the web pages in which this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you will not need to alter them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. In this manner, you may make your site appear more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the Linux cloud hosting packages we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to add dynamic elements to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code in it, you can activate SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be within the exact folder where you will make use of SSI and you'll find the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support staff shall also be in a position to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be enabled with no trouble with each semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the whole process shall take you only a minute and merely a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choosing, then adding a number of lines of code, which you will be capable to copy from the SSI article within our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing left then shall be to double-check if all webpages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to change the links to different web pages on your site, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.