Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to add the content of one file inside another file. It's employed predominantly with online content and it will make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on multiple web pages within your website, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote in it each day. All webpages in which this file is included will display the updated quote, so you'll not have to update all of them personally each time. SSI could 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 the present time and date. By doing this, you may make your website appear much more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting

Since our custom cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to implement this function with any of the shared website hosting plans that we offer and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be activated for each particular domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to be a programmer for that because the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you would like to use this function for your site, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got 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 could be enabled without any difficulty with each and every semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the whole process is going to take you only a minute and merely a few mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choice, then adding a few lines of code, which you'll be able to get from the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining then is to double-check if all of the web pages that will make use of Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and also to alter backlinks to different pages on your website, so as to represent the changes in the file extensions.