Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It is employed typically with online content and it can help to make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote shown on many pages on your website, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All pages where this file is incorporated are going to display the modified quote, so you'll not need to update them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. This way, you can make your site appear much more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to to work with this feature with any of the hosting packages we have and add in dynamic content to your websites with only a few clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, you do not have to be a developer for that as the necessary code can be copied from the Help post we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you would like to utilize 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 site point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated without any problem with each and every semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the whole process will take you just one minute and merely several clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choosing, then incorporating a number of lines of code, that you will be able to get from the SSI article within our detailed Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to change the links to different webpages on your site, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.