Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized predominantly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on several web pages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All pages in which this file is integrated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to update all of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this way, you can make your site appear far more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

All of the Linux cloud hosting that we offer you support Server Side Includes, so that you can add dynamic components to your static website which you host on our cloud platform. By creating an empty .htaccess file and adding a few lines of code inside it, you are able to enable SSI for a domain name or perhaps a subdomain. The file concerned should be within the particular folder where you are going to use SSI and you can get the code within our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you don't need any coding experience. The 24/7 tech support crew will also be in a position to assist you with activating Server Side Includes if you are not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to modify the extension of all your files that will utilize SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your website point to the appropriate files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you over a minute to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. If you decide to enable this function, you must make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy some code, which you'll see in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous knowledge about such matters. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all of the web pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating each of the links in your site, to make sure they lead to the updated files.