Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It is utilized principally with online content and it will help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on multiple webpages of your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it daily. All web pages in which this file is integrated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to modify all of them manually every time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this way, you may make your internet site seem much more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so whatever the Linux cloud web hosting you pick, it will be easy to use this feature and make your website a lot more dynamic. All you must do is going to be make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and include a couple of lines of code in it. You simply won't require any coding skills however, as you're able to simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you activate SSI for any specified site. You just have to customize the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these pages on the website are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes can be activated effortlessly with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the entire process is going to take you less than a minute and simply a few clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choosing, then adding a few lines of code, which you will be able to get out of the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to alter the links to different pages on your site, in order to reflect the changes in the file extensions.