Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It's utilized typically with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on various webpages on your site, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it every single day. All of the pages where this file is incorporated will show the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter all of them manually each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the current time and date. This way, you may make your site look much more professional and much more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to implement this function with all of the hosting plans we have and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to become a developer for that as the required code may be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this feature for your site, you must rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your website point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled in no time with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process shall take you just one minute and merely a number of clicks. You can activate SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choosing, then adding a number of lines of code, which you will be able to copy from the SSI article inside our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all of the pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different pages on your site, so as to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.