Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file inside of a second file. It's used primarily with online content and it can help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on several web pages on your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it every day. All web pages where this file is integrated are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not need to modify them personally every time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. This way, you can make your website look a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to work with this function with any of the cloud hosting plans we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each particular domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you don't have to become a developer for that since the necessary code may be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this function for your site, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be enabled easily with each semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the full process is going to take you under a minute and just a couple of clicks. You can activate SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within 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 incorporating a few lines of code, which you will be able to copy out of the SSI article inside our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that will be to double-check if all web pages that will implement Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to change backlinks to different pages on your site, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.