Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It's used mainly with online content and it can make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on multiple pages on your site, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All web pages where this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to change all of them personally every time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the present time and date. This way, you can make your website seem far more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to utilize this function with any of the cloud hosting packages that we have and bring dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each particular domain or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you don't need to turn into a coder for that since the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this feature for your website, you will need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be enabled without difficulty with every semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the full process is going to take you less than a minute and merely a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choice, then typing in a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to get out of the SSI article in our extensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that shall be to double-check if all web pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to edit backlinks to different web pages on your site, to represent the modifications in the file extensions.