Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file within a second file. It is utilized typically with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on numerous web pages within your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it daily. All the pages where this file is included will show the updated quote, so you will not need to modify every one of them by hand every time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions rather than a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the present time and date. In this manner, you may make your site appear more professional and much more appealing to the visitors. Web pages that implement SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

As our custom made cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able make use of this feature with any of the shared web hosting packages that we feature and add in dynamic content to your sites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every particular domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you don't have to be a developer for that because the necessary code may be copied from the Help post that we have about Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this feature for your site, it is important to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all links on your website lead to the modified names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

Server Side Includes could be enabled without any problem with every semi-dedicated server package that we provide and the entire process shall take you just one minute and merely a couple of clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then typing in a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy from the SSI article in our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing left following that is to double-check if all of the webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to modify the links to different webpages on your website, to represent the changes in the file extensions.