Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it can make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on various web pages within your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All the pages in which this file is incorporated will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to modify all of them manually every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. In this way, you can make your internet site seem far more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All the website hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so you're able to include dynamic components to any static website which you host on our cloud platform. By setting up a clear .htaccess file and entering some lines of code in it, you can enable SSI for a domain or maybe a subdomain. The file in question must be inside the specific folder where you are going to use SSI and you'll get the code inside our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any kind of coding knowledge. The 24/7 technical support crew will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure what to do. You should furthermore remember to change the extension of all files that will implement SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled without any difficulty with every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process will take you only a minute and just a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your preference, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to copy from the SSI article inside our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all of the web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to modify the links to different pages on your website, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.