Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's utilized mainly with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website far more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on a variety of webpages on your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All of the pages where this file is included are going to display the updated quote, so you will not have to change every one of them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this way, you can make your website appear a lot more professional and more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to use this function with the cloud website hosting packages that we offer you and add dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI is enabled for each particular domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you don't need to turn into a coder for that because the necessary code can be copied from the Help post we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this feature for your site, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the up-to-date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes may be activated without difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the full process is going to take you only a minute and simply a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file within a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP program of your choosing, then adding a few lines of code, which you'll be able to copy from the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing left after that shall be to double-check if all pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to update backlinks to different pages on your site, as a way to represent the changes in the file extensions.