Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside of a second file. It is employed typically with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on many pages of your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it daily. All the pages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to modify them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. In this way, you may make your site look more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

Server Side Includes is supported on our progressive cloud hosting system, so no matter the cloud website hosting package you choose, it will be possible to use this function making your website more dynamic. All that you have to do is to create a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and add a couple of lines of code in it. You'll not need any kind of coding skills however, as you're able simply copy the needed code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you activate SSI for a specified website. You just have to customize the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to these pages on the website are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be enabled easily with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the full process is going to take you under a minute and just a number of clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file within a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you will be able to get out of the SSI article inside our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that will be to double-check if all webpages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to edit the links to different web pages on your site, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.