Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It is used predominantly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on several web pages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All of the webpages where this file is included will show the modified quote, so you'll not have to change all of them manually each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this way, you can make your site appear much more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able make use of this function with all of the cloud hosting packages that we offer and bring dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for each particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you do not have to be a coder for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this function for your website, you'll have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. If you decide to activate this function, you have to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you have to copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior knowledge of such things. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all the links in your website, in order that they point to the renamed files.