Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to include the content of one file inside another file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on numerous webpages on your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All webpages where this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not need to edit all of them manually every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. In this way, you can make your internet site look far more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to make use of this feature with the cloud hosting packages that we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every particular 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 become a programmer for that since the required code may be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to use this feature for your site, you have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be activated with no trouble with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we provide and the full process will take you under a minute and merely a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choice, then incorporating a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy from the SSI article in our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that is to double-check if all pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change backlinks to different pages on your website, in order to represent the changes in the file extensions.