Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file within another file. It's employed mainly with online content and it could make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on various web pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All of the pages where this file is incorporated are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter all of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. This way, you may make your internet site seem more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to work with this function with the web hosting plans we have and bring dynamic content to your sites with just a few clicks. SSI can be activated for each particular domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to become a coder for that since the needed code may be copied from the Help article we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this function for your website, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package from us. When you decide to activate this function, you have to make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In this file, you have to copy and paste some code, that you can get in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior knowledge of this kind of matters. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all web pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing each of the links on your website, in order that they lead to the renamed files.