Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, employed to incorporate the content of one file within another file. It is utilized predominantly with online content and it could help make a static HTML site much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of web pages on your website, for example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every day. All of the webpages in which this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not need to update all of them by hand every single time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your website look more professional and a lot more attractive to the visitors. Web pages that use SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting
As our customized cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible make use of this function with all of the cloud website hosting plans that we feature and bring dynamic content to your websites with just a few mouse clicks. SSI is enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a couple of lines of code. Of course, you don't have to turn into a coder for that since the required code may be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this feature for your website, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the up to date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes may be enabled without any difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the whole process shall take you just one minute and simply a few mouse 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 your Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choice, then typing in a few lines of code, which you will be able to copy out of the SSI article within our extensive Knowledgebase. The one thing remaining after 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 site, in order to represent the changes in the file extensions.