Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It is employed principally with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on numerous webpages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it every day. All the webpages where this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present date and time. In this manner, you can make your website seem much more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this function with all of the shared hosting plans that we offer and bring dynamic content to your sites with a few clicks. SSI is activated for every individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't have to become a coder for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you wish to utilize this feature for your website, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site point to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be enabled with ease with every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process shall take you under a minute and simply a number of clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your preference, then adding a few lines of code, which you will be capable to get out of the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing left then is to double-check if all of the pages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to update backlinks to different web pages on your website, in order to represent the modifications in the file extensions.