Server Side Includes (SSI) is a widely used server-side scripting language, which is often used to add the content of one file inside a second file. It is used primarily with online content and it can help make a static HTML website more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on many web pages of your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it every day. All of the web pages where this file is incorporated are going to display the updated quote, so you'll not have to alter them by hand every time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or the present date and time. In this way, you may make your website appear much more professional and a lot more attractive to the website visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Web Hosting
As our custom cloud hosting platform features Server Side Includes on a global level, you will be able make use of this function with any of the web hosting
plans that we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI is enabled for every particular domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Naturally, you don't need to turn into a coder 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 employ this feature for your site, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml plus you've got to double-check if all of the links on your website point to the modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes can be enabled without difficulty with every single semi-dedicated server
plan that we offer and the whole process is going to take you only a minute and just several clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file inside a domain or subdomain main folder using the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then adding a few lines of code, which you'll be capable to copy from the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing left following that is to double-check if all of the webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to modify the links to different web pages on your website, as a way to represent the modifications in the file extensions.