Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It is used primarily with online content and it can help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on various web pages of your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All the pages in which this file is integrated will show the modified quote, so you will not need to modify them by hand each time. SSI can also be used to include the output of basic functions instead of a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this manner, you can make your internet site look a lot more professional and more appealing to the site visitors. Pages that use SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Cloud Website Hosting

As our unique cloud hosting system supports Server Side Includes on a global level, it will be easy to use this function with all of the cloud website hosting packages that we offer you and add dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every particular domain name or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the site folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, you don't need to become a developer for that as the needed code may be copied from the Help article that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this feature for your site, you'll have to rename your website files from .html to .shtml plus 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 Hosting

Server Side Includes can be enabled without any problem with each semi-dedicated server plan that we offer and the entire process shall take you under a minute and merely several mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making an empty .htaccess file in a domain name or subdomain main folder with the File Manager tool in your Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your choosing, then adding a couple of lines of code, which you will be able to get from the SSI article in our complete Knowledgebase. The one thing left after that is to double-check if all pages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and to edit the links to different web pages on your site, in order to represent the changes in the file extensions.