Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It is employed typically with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of pages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All the pages where this file is incorporated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to modify every one of them manually every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. In this way, you may make your website appear far more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be easy to use Server Side Includes with all cloud hosting packages we offer you and enable it separately for each domain name or subdomain inside your hosting account. This can be achieved with an .htaccess file, which should be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you have to type in a couple of lines of code in that file. You can get the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you're able to just copy and paste it, as you do not need any coding expertise to take advantage of all of the functions that our solutions include. In case you have currently built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes afterwards, you have to ensure that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, or else SSI won't work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. If you decide to enable this feature, you have to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous experience with such matters. The only 2 things you should take care of are renaming all of the webpages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all of the links in your site, so they point to the updated files.