Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file within another file. It's utilized primarily with online content and it will help to make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a number of webpages within your website, as an example, you can make a text file and replace the quote in it every single day. All webpages where this file is integrated will display the updated quote, so you will not need to update them manually every single time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for instance, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. This way, you may make your site seem much more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
As our unique cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able make use of this feature with all of the cloud hosting plans we offer you and bring dynamic content to your websites with only a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, you don't have to become a developer for that because the needed code may be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you want to employ this feature for your website, you'll want to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your site lead to the updated names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be activated without any problem with every single semi-dedicated server package that our company offers and the full process shall take you under a minute and merely several mouse clicks. You can activate SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain root folder using the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP program of your choosing, then typing in a couple of lines of code, which you will be capable to get out of the SSI article within our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing left then will be to double-check if all of the pages that shall make use of Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to change the links to different pages on your site, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.