Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside another file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a few web pages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All webpages where this file is included will display the updated quote, so you'll not have to update all of them manually every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. In this way, you can make your site seem more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting platform, so regardless of the Linux cloud hosting package you select, you will be able to utilize this function making your website much more dynamic. All you must do is going to be set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you wish to use SSI and add a number of lines of code inside it. You'll not need any coding skills however, as you're able basically copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can assist you to enable SSI for a specified website. You just need to change the extension of any html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the site are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you choose to enable this feature, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy some code, which you can find in the FAQ article we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge of these types of matters. The only 2 things you should take care of are renaming all pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all of the links on your website, to ensure that they lead to the updated files.