Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's used predominantly with online content and it will help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on various pages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All the pages where this file is included will display the modified quote, so you will not have to modify all of them manually every time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. By doing this, you can make your website seem far more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages we provide and enable it individually for each and every domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be achieved when 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 within our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming capabilities to benefit from all of the capabilities that our solutions include. If you have already built your site and you wish to use Server Side Includes later, you will need to make sure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and fix the links on the website, otherwise SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan with our company. When you choose to enable this feature, you will need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you need SSI to be active. In that file, you need to copy some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous experience with such matters. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all web pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date every one of the links in your website, so they lead to the renamed files.