Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It's employed principally with online content and it could make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a number of pages of your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All the webpages in which this file is included are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to modify all of them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site look a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the website hosting that you select, it's possible to utilize this feature making your site much more dynamic. All you need to do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and after that include a handful of lines of code inside. You simply won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able to basically copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a specified site. You just have to customize the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these web pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be activated with no trouble with each semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the full process shall take you just one minute and simply a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choosing, then incorporating a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that will be to double-check if all of the pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change the links to different pages on your website, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.