Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside another file. It's employed primarily with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a variety of webpages of your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All webpages where this file is included will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to edit every one of them manually each time. SSI can 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 the present time and date. In this way, you may make your website seem much more professional and much more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to work with this feature with the hosting plans that we have and add dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI can be activated for each specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to become a developer for that because the needed code may be copied from the Help article we have related to Server Side Includes. If you would like to employ this function for your website, you have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated easily with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process is going to take you just one minute and merely a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choice, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy from the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that is to double-check if all pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to alter backlinks to different web pages on your website, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.