Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It's employed mainly with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on multiple web pages of your site, for instance, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it daily. All pages in which this file is included will display the updated quote, so you will not have to alter them personally each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or even the current date and time. In this way, you may make your internet site look far more professional and much more attractive to the visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

It will be possible to use Server Side Includes with all of the cloud hosting plans we provide and enable it individually for every single domain name or subdomain inside of your hosting account. This can be done by utilizing an .htaccess file, which needs to be put into the folder in which you want to use SSI and you need to enter a few lines of code in that file. You'll find the code in our Knowledgebase area, so you can simply just copy and paste it, as you don't need any programming skills to take advantage of all capabilities that our services have. In case you have by now built your site and you want to use Server Side Includes later, you need to make certain that you rename the files from .html to .shtml and correct the links on the site, or else SSI is not going to work.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes can be activated with no trouble with every single semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process will take you under a minute and simply several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your preference, then adding a couple of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that is to double-check if all pages that shall implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to edit the links to different webpages on your website, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.