Server Side Includes (SSI) is a common server-side scripting language, which can be used to include the content of one file within a second file. It's used mostly with online content and it could help make a static HTML website much more dynamic. If you'd like to have a daily quote displayed on a variety of webpages within your site, for example, you can make a text file and switch the quote in it daily. All of the pages where this file is included will display the updated quote, so you'll not need to change them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to include the output of simple functions as opposed to a static file - for instance, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or the current time and date. In this manner, you may make your site seem a lot more professional and more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Cloud Hosting
Since our unique cloud hosting system has Server Side Includes on a global level, it's possible to work with this feature with any of the cloud hosting
packages we offer you and incorporate dynamic content to your sites with a few mouse clicks. SSI can be enabled for every specific domain or subdomain by putting an .htaccess file in the website folder with just a few lines of code. Of course, there is no need to be a developer for that because the needed code can be copied from the Help post that we have concerning Server Side Includes. If you wish to employ this feature for your website, you need 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 modified names.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting
Server Side Includes can be activated in no time with each and every semi-dedicated server
plan that we provide and the whole process will take you just one minute and simply a few mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by setting up a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or perhaps an FTP application of your preference, then incorporating a number of lines of code, that you will be capable to copy from the SSI article in our in depth Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining then shall be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to alter backlinks to different webpages on your site, to reflect the changes in the file extensions.