Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It's employed mostly with online content and it could help make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a variety of web pages on your website, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All the pages in which this file is included are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not have to modify them manually each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site look far more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to implement this function with any of the shared hosting packages that we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with just a few clicks. SSI is activated for each particular domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, there is no need to be a programmer for that because the necessary code can be copied from the Help article that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this feature for your site, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a moment to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan from us. When you choose to activate this feature, you have to create an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be enabled. In that file, you must copy and paste some code, that you can see in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge of such things. The only two things you must deal with are renaming all of pages that will employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and changing every one of the links in your website, to ensure that they point to the renamed files.