Server Side Includes (SSI) is a well-known server-side scripting language, used to add the content of one file inside of another file. It's used principally with online content and it can make a static HTML website a lot more dynamic. If you need to have a daily quote shown on various web pages on your website, as an example, you can create a text file and switch the quote within it each day. All of the web pages in which this file is included will display the modified quote, so you will not have to change all of them manually every time. SSI could also be used to include the output of simple functions instead of a static file - for example, the viewer's IP address, a hit counter or perhaps the present time and date. In this manner, you can make your website appear more professional and a lot more attractive to the site visitors. Web pages that implement SSI get a .shtml extension.
Server Side Includes in Hosting
Server Side Includes is available on our progressive cloud hosting system, so no matter the hosting which you select, it will be possible to use this function making your website much more dynamic. Everything you need to do will be to set up a file called .htaccess in the home folder for the domain or subdomain in which you would like to use SSI and after that add a few lines of code inside. You will not need any coding skills however, since you can simply copy the necessary code from the help section, or our technical support can assist you enable SSI for any given website. You just need to modify the extension of the html file which will use Server Side Includes to .shtml and make sure that all of the links to those web pages on the website are accurate.
Server Side Includes in Semi-dedicated Servers
Server Side Includes can be enabled with ease with each and every semi-dedicated server package that we offer and the entire process shall take you less than a minute and simply a couple of mouse clicks. You can enable SSI by making a blank .htaccess file in a domain or subdomain root folder with the File Manager tool in the Hosting Control Panel or an FTP app of your choice, then typing in a few lines of code, that you will be capable to get from the SSI article within our thorough Knowledgebase. The only thing remaining after that will be to double-check if all of the webpages that shall use Server Side Includes are renamed from .html to .shtml and also to modify backlinks to different webpages on your site, as a way to reflect the modifications in the file extensions.