Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file within a second file. It's utilized predominantly with online content and it can make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of pages on your site, for example, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All the pages in which this file is integrated are going to show the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit every one of them manually every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or even the present time and date. In this way, you may make your site seem far more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be possible to implement this feature with any of the cloud hosting plans that we feature and bring dynamic content to your websites with just a few clicks. SSI is activated for every particular domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, you do not have to turn into a coder for that since the required code may be copied from the Help article we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this function for your website, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated effortlessly with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we provide you with and the whole process shall take you just one minute and merely a number of clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then adding a few lines of code, which you will be capable to copy out of the SSI article in our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all web pages that will use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and to edit backlinks to different pages on your site, in order to represent the changes in the file extensions.