Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, used to include the content of one file within a second file. It is used mostly with online content and it can make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on a few webpages on your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every single day. All webpages where this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not have to update them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to contain the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. This way, you may make your internet site look more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

As our custom cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to make use of this function with the shared hosting plans that we have and add in dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for each specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Of course, there is no need to become a developer for that because the required code can be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this function for your site, you need to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you've got to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes could be enabled with no trouble with every single semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the whole process will take you less than a minute and only a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choice, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you will be able to copy from the SSI article within our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing left then will be to double-check if all of the web pages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to update backlinks to different web pages on your site, to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.