Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's used typically with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on several webpages within your site, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All of the pages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not have to change every one of them by hand each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. This way, you can make your internet site appear far more professional and more appealing to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able make use of this feature with all of the web hosting plans we feature and add dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to turn into a coder for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help post we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this feature for your website, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website lead 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 if you have a semi-dedicated server package through us. When you choose to activate this function, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain where you would like SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy some code, which you can get in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous experience with such things. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all of the webpages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing all of the links on your website, so they point to the renamed files.