Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to incorporate the content of one file inside of a second file. It's used principally with online content and it could help make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a few pages on your site, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every day. All the pages in which this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you'll not need to edit them personally every single time. SSI could also be used to contain the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your site seem a lot more professional and much more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to implement this function with any of the shared hosting plans we have and add in dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each particular domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you do not have to turn into a programmer for that since the necessary code can be copied from the Help post that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this feature for your site, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all links on your site lead to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled with ease with each semi-dedicated server package that we provide you with and the full process will take you under a minute and simply a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by creating a blank .htaccess file inside 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, that you will be capable to copy from the SSI article inside our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing left then is to double-check if all of the pages that will implement Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to change backlinks to different webpages on your site, in order to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.