Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to incorporate the content of one file within a second file. It's employed typically with online content and it could help to make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on numerous pages of your site, for example, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All the webpages in which this file is incorporated are going to show the modified quote, so you will not need to alter all of them manually every time. SSI may also be used to include the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present date and time. In this way, you can make your website look far more professional and more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Hosting

As our customized cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible make use of this function with the hosting packages that we feature and add dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI can be activated for every individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Certainly, you do not have to turn into a developer for that since the needed code can be copied from the Help article that we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this feature for your site, you need to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all links on your site lead to the current names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers

It won't take you over a moment to activate Server Side Includes in case you have a semi-dedicated server plan with us. When you choose to activate this feature, you must make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you need SSI to be enabled. In this file, you must copy some code, which you'll get in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter in the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not need any previous experience with this kind of things. The only 2 things you must deal with are renaming all of web pages that will use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and replacing all the links on your website, so that they lead to the updated files.