Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's employed principally with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a few webpages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it each day. All web pages where this file is included are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not have to edit all of them manually every single time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. In this way, you can make your internet site seem more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

All Linux cloud website hosting service we offer support Server Side Includes, so you're able to bring in dynamic elements to any static site which you host on our cloud system. By setting up an empty .htaccess file and typing in several lines of code inside, you're able to enable SSI for a domain or a subdomain. The file involved should be within the specific folder where you will make use of SSI and you will discover the code in our Frequently Asked Questions section, and that means you do not need any kind of coding experience. The 24/7 tech support crew will also be in a position to assist you with enabling Server Side Includes if you are not certain how to proceed. You should also remember to change the extension of all of the files that are going to implement SSI from .html to .shtml and ensure that the links on your website point to the correct files.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled in no time with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process is going to take you only a minute and just several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you will be able to get out of the SSI article inside our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then will be to double-check if all webpages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to modify the links to different web pages on your site, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.