Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's utilized mostly with online content and it will make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on numerous pages on your website, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote inside it daily. All pages where this file is integrated will display the modified quote, so you will not have to update them personally every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your internet site appear more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

All of the Linux cloud web hosting packages we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can bring in dynamic elements to any static site that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a clear .htaccess file and typing in a few lines of code inside it, you can enable SSI for a domain or perhaps a subdomain. The file in question must be in the exact folder where you are going to use SSI and you will see the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. Our 24/7 tech support team shall also be in a position to help you with enabling Server Side Includes if you aren't sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all your files that are going to use SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package with us. When you choose to enable this feature, you have to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you need SSI to be active. In that file, you need to copy and paste some code, that you can get in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You can find the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior knowledge about these types of matters. The only 2 things you ought to take care of are renaming all of webpages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing every one of the links in your site, so they point to the renamed files.