Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It's utilized primarily with online content and it can help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of web pages on your website, as an example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it every day. All the webpages in which this file is incorporated will display the modified quote, so you'll not need to modify them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. By doing this, you may make your internet site seem more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Server Side Includes is present on our innovative cloud hosting system, so no matter the Linux cloud hosting package you select, it will be possible to utilize this function making your site more dynamic. Everything you must do will be to make a file called .htaccess in the main folder for the domain name or subdomain in which you want to use SSI and then add a couple of lines of code inside it. You won't require any coding skills however, as you're able simply just copy the needed code from our help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for any specified website. You need to simply change the extension of any html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all links to these web pages on the site are appropriate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server package with our company. When you decide to activate this feature, you need to create an .htaccess file in the main folder for the domain or subdomain where you want SSI to be enabled. In that file, you have to copy and paste some code, that you can get in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You will find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about these types of things. The only two things you should take care of are renaming all of web pages that will utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing all the links in your website, so that they lead to the renamed files.