Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside another file. It is employed typically with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on many webpages within your site, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All web pages in which this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not need to alter them by hand every time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. This way, you can make your site seem much more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is featured on our progressive cloud hosting system, so whatever the Linux cloud website hosting that you choose, it will be easy to utilize this feature and make your website much more dynamic. All that you must do will be to create a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that add a couple of lines of code in it. You simply won't require any kind of coding skills though, since you can just copy the needed code from our help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for a specific site. You just have to change the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these web pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled without any difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process will take you under a minute and only a few clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then adding a couple of lines of code, that you will be able to copy from the SSI article inside our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that is to double-check if all of the pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to edit the links to different web pages on your site, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.