Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file inside another file. It's utilized typically with online content and it could help make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of pages on your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All of the webpages where this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not need to edit them personally every single 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 the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your internet site appear a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Web Hosting

Since our unique cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this function with all of the cloud web hosting packages we offer and add dynamic content to your sites with just a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to become a programmer for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this feature for your website, you need 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 can be activated effortlessly with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the whole process is going to take you less than a minute and merely a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choosing, then incorporating a number of lines of code, which you'll be able to get out of the SSI article in our comprehensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that will be to double-check if all web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to alter the links to different web pages on your site, so as to represent the modifications in the file extensions.