Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It's used mainly with online content and it can help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on multiple webpages of your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All the web pages in which this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you will not need to update every one of them personally each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. By doing this, you may make your internet site appear far more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy make use of this feature with all of the cloud web hosting packages that we have and add in dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each particular domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to be a developer for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help article that we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this function for your website, you have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It will not take you more than a moment to enable Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan from our company. When you decide to activate this function, you need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy some code, which you can find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You can find the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any prior knowledge about these types of things. The only 2 things you should take care of are renaming all web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all the links on your website, in order that they lead to the renamed files.