Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file inside of another file. It is utilized typically with online content and it will help to make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you wish to have a daily quote displayed on a number of web pages of your website, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote within it every day. All the web pages where this file is included will display the modified quote, so you'll not have to update every one of them manually each time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. In this manner, you can make your internet site look much more professional and a lot more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Shared Website Hosting
Since our custom made cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this feature with any of the shared website hosting packages that we offer and add dynamic content to your websites with a couple of mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for each specific domain name or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't have to become a coder for that as the required code can be copied from the Help article we have about Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this feature for your website, you must 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 up-to-date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes could be enabled easily with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process is going to take you under a minute and only a few clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then incorporating a couple of lines of code, which you will be able to copy from the SSI article within our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining following that shall be to double-check if all pages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and then to alter the links to different pages on your site, to represent the changes in the file extensions.