Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which can be used to add the content of one file inside another file. It's employed typically with online content and it will help make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on various web pages on your site, for instance, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every single day. All web pages in which this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you will not have to modify them personally every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. In this manner, you may make your website seem much more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting platform, so no matter the cloud website hosting plan you select, you will be able to use this function making your website much more dynamic. Everything you must do is to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain where you want to use SSI and include a handful of lines of code inside. You won't need any coding skills though, as you're able simply copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for any given website. You need to simply modify the extension of any html file that will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all links to these webpages on the website are correct.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled without difficulty with each semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the entire process will take you only a minute and only several clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you will be able to copy out of the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing left then shall be to double-check if all webpages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to alter the links to different webpages on your website, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.