Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It's used typically with online content and it can help to make a static HTML site more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote shown on many webpages within your site, as an example, you can create a text file and replace the quote inside it every single day. All of the web pages in which this file is included are going to show the updated quote, so you'll not need to update them manually each time. SSI may also be used to incorporate the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the visitor's IP address, a hit counter or maybe the current date and time. By doing this, you can make your website seem far more professional and a lot more appealing to the visitors. Pages that employ SSI use a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
As our custom cloud hosting system features Server Side Includes on a global level, you are able to make use of this feature with the cloud hosting plans we offer you and bring dynamic content to your sites with a couple of clicks. SSI is activated for each specific domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a couple of lines of code. Naturally, you don't have to turn into a developer for that since the required code can be copied from the Help article that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you'd like to use this feature for your website, you have to rename your site files from .html to .shtml and you will have to double-check if all links on your site point to the up-to-date names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes may be enabled in no time with every single semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the full process shall take you only a minute and simply a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP application of your choosing, then incorporating a few lines of code, which you will be able to get out of the SSI article within our complete Knowledgebase. The only thing left then will be to double-check if all webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are updated from .html to .shtml and then to alter the links to different pages on your website, so as to represent the changes in the file extensions.