Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file within another file. It is used typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages of your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All the webpages in which this file is included will display the updated quote, so you will not need to alter all of them manually each time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. In this way, you may make your site seem far more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to use this function with the cloud web hosting plans that we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI is activated for every particular domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, there is no need to be a programmer for that since the required code may be copied from the Help article that we have concerning 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 will have to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you more than a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package with us. When you decide to activate this feature, you have to make an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want SSI to be active. In that file, you must copy some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge of such things. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all pages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating each of the links on your site, in order that they lead to the renamed files.