Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, which is used to include the content of one file inside of another file. It's used predominantly with online content and it will make a static HTML site a lot more dynamic. If you want to have a daily quote displayed on several pages within your site, for instance, you can create a text file and replace the quote within it daily. All webpages where this file is included will show the modified quote, so you will not have to update every one of them by hand every single time. SSI may also be used to contain the output of basic functions as opposed to a static file - for example, the client's IP address, a hit counter or the current date and time. In this way, you can make your internet site look far more professional and much more appealing to the website visitors. Pages that use SSI have a .shtml extension.

Server Side Includes in Shared Hosting

Since our custom made cloud hosting system offers Server Side Includes on a global level, it is possible to work with this feature with the shared hosting plans that we have and add in dynamic content to your websites with a couple of clicks. SSI can be enabled for each individual domain name or subdomain by inserting an .htaccess file in the website folder with a few lines of code. Certainly, there is no need to be a coder for that as the necessary code may be copied from the Help post that we have regarding Server Side Includes. If you'd like to utilize this feature for your site, you'll want to rename your website files from .html to .shtml and you have to double-check if all of the links on your site lead to the updated names.

Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Hosting

It shall not take you over a minute to activate Server Side Includes when you've got a semi-dedicated server plan from us. If you decide to enable this feature, you must make an .htaccess file in the root folder for the domain or subdomain in which you want SSI to be active. In that file, you need to copy some code, which you'll find in the FAQ article we have devoted to SSI. You'll find the latter within the Help area of your Hosting Control Panel, so you do not require any previous experience with this kind of matters. The only 2 things you need to deal with are renaming all of webpages that shall utilize Server Side Includes from .html to .shtml and editing each of the links in your website, in order that they lead to the updated files.