Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It is used mostly with online content and it can make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a variety of pages on your site, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All webpages in which this file is included will show the modified quote, so you'll not need to alter them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your website seem far more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI use 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 package which you choose, it will be possible to make use of this feature and make your website more dynamic. All that you have to do is to make a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain where you want to use SSI and then add a number of lines of code inside. You won't need any kind of coding skills however, as you can simply just copy the necessary code from the help section, or our tech support team can help you enable SSI for a given website. You just need to customize the extension of the html file that will employ Server Side Includes to .shtml and make certain that all of the links to those web pages on the site are accurate.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It will not take you more than a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you have a semi-dedicated server package from us. If you decide to enable this function, you must make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be enabled. In this file, you need to copy and paste some code, which you can find in the FAQ article that we have dedicated to SSI. You can get the latter in the Help section of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous knowledge about this kind of matters. The only two things you need to take care of are renaming all webpages that shall employ Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all of the links on your website, so they point to the updated files.