Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It's employed mainly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on several webpages of your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All webpages in which this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to modify all of them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. This way, you may make your site appear more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

You will be able to use Server Side Includes with all cloud website hosting packages we offer and enable it independently for every domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done by using an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you wish to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You will find the code inside our Knowledgebase area, so you're able to simply just copy it, as you do not need any programming knowledge to take advantage of all of the functions that our solutions come with. In case you have already built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you must make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated effortlessly with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the whole process will take you under a minute and merely a number of mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choosing, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy from the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all of the pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to alter the links to different web pages on your website, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.