Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, that is employed to add the content of one file within a second file. It's used mostly with online content and it can make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote shown on numerous pages of your website, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it daily. All the web pages where this file is incorporated will show the modified quote, so you will not have to modify every one of them manually every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current time and date. By doing this, you can make your site appear a lot more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting platform has Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able to utilize this feature with the cloud hosting packages we feature and add dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, there is no need to become a coder for that as the needed code can be copied from the Help article 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 website lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

Server Side Includes may be activated effortlessly with every semi-dedicated server plan that our company offers and the full process will take you less than a minute and simply a number of clicks. You can enable SSI by creating an empty .htaccess file inside a domain name or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP app of your choosing, then typing in a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy from the SSI article inside our thorough Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that will be to double-check if all of the web pages that will use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to update the links to different webpages on your website, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.