Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It is employed mostly with online content and it will help make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on various webpages within your site, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it each day. All web pages where this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you will not need to alter them by hand each time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current time and date. In this way, you can make your site seem more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Website Hosting

All of the website hosting that we provide support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic elements to your static website that you host on our cloud platform. By creating a clear .htaccess file and entering a few lines of code within it, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file in question should be inside the specific folder where you will use SSI and you'll find the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, so you do not need any kind of coding expertise. The 24/7 tech support staff will also be able to help you with activating Server Side Includes if you're not absolutely sure how to proceed. You should furthermore make sure to change the extension of all your files that are going to make use of SSI from .html to .shtml and make certain that the links on your site lead to the right files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be activated in no time with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the full process is going to take you less than a minute and only several clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choice, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you will be able to get from the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then will be to double-check if all web pages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to modify backlinks to different web pages on your site, so as to represent the changes in the file extensions.