Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It is employed predominantly with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on various pages of your site, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it each day. All the webpages where this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you'll not need to change all 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 example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. In this way, you may make your internet site appear more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All the Linux cloud website hosting packages that we offer support Server Side Includes, so you can incorporate dynamic elements to any static website that you host on our cloud system. By making an empty .htaccess file and entering several lines of code in it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned needs to be in the specific folder where you are going to use SSI you'll be able to get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, which means you do not need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support staff will also be able to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not confident how to proceed. You should additionally remember to change the extension of all your files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make sure that the links on your site lead to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be enabled effortlessly with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process is going to take you under a minute and merely a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your preference, then typing in a number of lines of code, that you will be able to get out of the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then shall be to double-check if all webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to change the links to different webpages on your website, so as to reflect the changes in the file extensions.