Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to incorporate the content of one file inside a second file. It is used principally with online content and it could make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on multiple web pages within your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All pages where this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not need to alter all of them manually each time. SSI could also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. In this way, you may make your site appear a lot more professional and more attractive to the visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Web Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this feature with all of the web hosting packages we offer and bring dynamic content to your websites with a few clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to turn into a programmer for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you want to use this function for your site, it is important to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your website point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be activated in no time with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the full process shall take you under a minute and just a number of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your preference, then typing in a number of lines of code, which you will be able to copy out of the SSI article within our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then is to double-check if all pages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to edit the links to different webpages on your site, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.