Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to add the content of one file inside another file. It is used mostly with online content and it could make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a number of pages within your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All of the webpages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not need to modify every one of them by hand every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the present date and time. This way, you may make your website appear much more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

You'll be able to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting plans we offer you and enable it individually for each domain or subdomain in your own hosting account. This can be accomplished with an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder where you want to use SSI and you need to put a couple of lines of code in that file. You can find the code inside our Knowledgebase section, so you can simply copy it, since you don't need any programming skills to benefit from all capabilities that our solutions have. In case you have currently built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes later, you will need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the website, otherwise SSI will not work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It won't take you over a moment to enable Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server package from our company. When you choose to enable this function, you need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In this file, you must copy and paste some code, that you can find in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You will find the latter inside the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't need any prior experience with this kind of things. The only 2 things you ought to take care of are renaming all of pages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and bringing up-to-date every one of the links in your site, so that they point to the renamed files.