Server Side Includes (SSI) is a popular server-side scripting language, which is often used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It is used predominantly with online content and it could make a static HTML site far more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on a number of web pages within your website, for instance, you can make a text file and replace the quote inside it daily. All the webpages where this file is included will show the updated quote, so you will not have to edit them manually each time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions rather than a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the current date and time. By doing this, you may make your site appear more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that employ SSI get a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Web Hosting

Since our customized cloud hosting platform supports Server Side Includes on a global level, you'll be able to make use of this function with all of the shared web hosting plans that we feature and add in dynamic content to your sites with only a few clicks. SSI can be enabled for every individual domain or subdomain by placing an .htaccess file in the website folder with only a few lines of code. Of course, there is no need to be a programmer for that because the necessary code can be copied from the Help post we have related to Server Side Includes. If you'd like to employ this feature for your website, it's important 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 up to date names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you more than a minute to enable Server Side Includes if you have a semi-dedicated server plan through our company. When you choose to activate this function, you will need to set up an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain name or subdomain where you would like SSI to be enabled. In this file, you have to copy and paste some code, that you can get in the FAQ article that we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you don't require any prior knowledge about such matters. The only 2 things you must take care of are renaming all of pages that shall use Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and updating all the links on your website, so they point to the updated files.